Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers.
A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states.
A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday night as 6-10 inches of snow is expected to fall in northern Illinois.
Forecasters are calling for a second round of heavy snowfall this week, with anywhere from 5-9 inches expected to begin falling Thursday evening and continuing through Friday.
Flood warnings have been issued on sections of the Rock and Pecatonica rivers, Friday, and officials are warning of an elevated fire risk due to high winds.
Warmer temps and high winds Friday will give way to frigid conditions by Sunday, and the Pec River is under a flood advisory.
Rain and rapidly falling temperatures will lead to icy conditions Thursday night, as a Winter Weather Advisory has been called for most of northern Illinois.