Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
BEIJING (AP) - The number of dead pigs retrieved from waters in and near China's financial hub of Shanghai has grown to more than 12,500.
The swollen and rotting pigs are largely believed to be from the upstream city of Jiaxing, where there are a lot of small hog farms. But a deputy mayor says it's not clear that all the pigs are from her city.
The head veterinarian for China's Agriculture Ministry tells state media that there has been no major swine epidemic, though some samples have tested positive for a couple of viruses. He also says cold weather and fluctuating temperatures have caused a spike in deaths among baby pigs.
Villagers have told state media that pig dumping is on the rise following police campaigns against the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs.