Friday, August 12, 2016

Morning Rain Fades, but Not Done with the Rain Yet.

Steady to at times moderate rain is continuing to track east across the Stateline, while lightning strikes in the southwest Chicago suburbs.

We've already picked up quiet a bit of rain across the entire area, with some of the highest totals near the Wisconsin border as well as near Whiteside County. Sterling received over 3.50" in the passed 24 hours!

Unfortunately, we aren't done with the rain for today, with more storms possible this afternoon.
There are a few questions still in place about storm activity, but expect storms to develop in far eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois this afternoon. They will then spread east through the late afternoon and early evening hours. The biggest concern is still heavy downpours and torrential rain, which will bring a threat of localized flash flooding. This is why there is a Flash Flood Watch in place until midnight  tonight for for most of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

However, a few strong to severe storms will be possible with heavy rain, a lot of lightning, and locally strong wind gusts. Expect rain and storm activity to diminish this evening and overnight.

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