Rain and Thunderstorms Potential This Weekend

Officials Friday encouraged residents to be prepared for the possibility of high water in the coming days. The National Weather Service is predicting the Ohio River to crest higher than it did on Feb. 18. From left 911 Director Rick

While the forecasted river crest levels have been reduced by the National Weather Service, the threats of continued rains can affect the predictions, stated the Emergency Management Agency.

Flooding is an increasing concern across parts of eastern and southeastern Oklahoma as widespread rain continues through Friday night and into Saturday morning.

High temperatures on Friday and Saturday with the shallow cold air remaining.

Rain and warmer temperatures - with lows above freezing and highs in the 40s - are expected to return over the weekend. There could be some rain in Detroit late Saturday or early Sunday, she said. These storms will also bring in damaging winds with gusts of 40-50mph possible. This could cause some flooding on smaller streams and creeks and the river will be near "Action Stage" at Harrisburg and Marietta.

On Thursday morning the Illinois River was at major flooding stage in Ottawa and Morris, along with the Iroquois River in Iroquois. "These areas will likely see an additional 1" to 3" of rainfall. In Dearborn County, the Aurora area is suffering most from the flooding, particularly homes and businesses nearest the river in downtown Aurora.

Israel razes Palestinian lands in Jenin, Hebron areas
She said the US will not change its decision on December 6 to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem, a move that has frozen U.S. Danon said Abbas is always welcome to directly negotiate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but chooses not to.

"We've got some drizzle and fog in some areas this morning, but it'll dry out by afternoon", said Sara Pampreen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

Stay alert, especially if you live in a flood-prone area.

Nearly daily rains and recent snowmelt has left stream levels high and soils very wet.

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