Flooding Still a Risk This Weekend

Flood-prone areas may suffer from some minor flooding this weekend thanks to the combination of warmer temperatures and frozen ground. The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the Kankakee River at Davis Route 30 until late Monday night. On Thursday night, the river was at 9.4 feet and steady. Minor flooding is forecast, as flood stage is 10 feet. The Kankakee River is expected to rise to near flood stage around 7 p.m. Sunday. At 10 feet flooding of low-lying agricultural areas begins. Flooding is also possible for the Tippecanoe River near Ora. It was expected to crest around 12.2 feet Friday afternoon and fall below flood stage Sunday night. At 12 feet significant rural and lowland flooding begins, according to the National Weather Service.

The Yellow River at Knox remains steady at 7.54 feet and forecasters do not predict it will rise to the flood level.