Flood warning issued for Fox River

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday afternoon and evening throughout Will County, warning of "hail up to ping pong ball size" and possible flooding. The Okanogan River is expected to rise to more than 21 feet by Saturday, which may flood some homes and farmlands.

Floodwaters covered a baseball diamond on 6 Mile Road, according to the Weather Service.

The flood watch is for Adams, Bedford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Somerset and York counties. The river may still be above flood stage as late as next Monday morning.

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

The weather service also said emergency management officials reported multiple water rescues around the area before 9 p.m., when flash flooding already started.

Over in northern Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille (pawn'-duh-ray) is expected to reach flood stage on Thursday.