National Weather Service warns of hail, flood risks Monday in Will County

Grant Boone
May 16, 2018

Showers and storms overnight could produce damaging winds and hail and will linger into the Tuesday morning commute. Storms tonight could be strong to severe after 9pm.

At 10 a.m., the river was measuring at 10.65 feet at the New Munster gauge.

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The flash flooding "may continue to worsen", the weather service said. He says the D.C. area will be under a slight risk for severe weather starting in the evening hours Tuesday.

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Minor flooding is occurring on the Similkameen River near Nighthawk, and major flooding is forecast for later in the week.

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening.

At 9:28 a.m., Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain continuing to fall over the warned area. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Residents along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

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