Certainly an active night for our southern counties Whiteside and Lee this evening as thunderstorms continue to form over the same areas. A Flash Flood Warning is in place for Whiteside County until 11:15 this evening and a Flood Advisory is in effect until 8:45 pm for Lee County. More than 2 inches of rain has fallen in a number of areas that were already saturated from rains on Saturday. Water has been reported to be completely covering Highway 30 near Sterling this evening, and many other roads will be impacted as well.
Have a plan in place especially if you live in low lying areas to be able to exit to higher ground as needed and if you should come across a water covered road, do not attempt to cross it. Even small depths of water can be very powerful. Turn around, don't drown.
The storms should begin to diminish later tonight by midnight. We will again have chances of rain and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday before a cold front moves through, drying us out at least until the weekend.