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

17 May 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for this area until 11 p.m. tonight. Look for round two to move into the region around 6 p.m. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Storms tonight will add to the flood threat and all together, some may see another 1-2 inches of rain in the next 24 hours. The river is forecast to crest at 14.2 feet late Wednesday.

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Additional scattered thunderstorms were expected Monday afternoon into the evening across the entire county, according to an alert from the service. Lowland and agricultural land throughout the county also experienced flooding. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Minor flooding is possible, according to the watch.

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As of 12 noon, officials in Douglas County were reporting road closures on Mount Vernon Road near Woodrow Wilson Park and on Marsh Avenue due to water over the roads.

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Police in the city of Frederick are calling many roads not passable and are asking drivers to stay off them. Georgia Power customers, check here.

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