A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
Capitol Hill (AP) -- South Dakota Democratic Senator Tim Johnson is being checked out at a Washington hospital after suffering a possible stroke.
A statement issued by his office said he's been taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation by the stroke team.
Johnson turns 60 later this month.
If he were to become unable to serve, it could halt the scheduled Democratic takeover of the Senate. South Dakota's governor, who would appoint any temporary replacement, is a Republican.
Democrats are scheduled to hold a narrow 51-to-49 margin as a result of last month's election.
Johnson is in his second term and is one of the more reserved members of the Senate, rarely taking center stage at news conferences.
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