A Flood Advisory has been issued for the Rock River just southwest of Rockford down to Dixon. River levels have gone up since Monday afternoon at both Byron and Dixon, reaching action stage Tuesday afternoon. This means the water will come very close to edges of the banks, and residents in low lying areas along the river may experience some flooding, but widespread flooding is not expected. River levels should remain below flood stage.
The rain Monday fell on a ground that was still frozen from the recent cold snap. The frost depth was deep and most of the water was unable to soak in causing a lot of runoff. Other than a few light showers and a rain/snow mix Tuesday night, skies will remain dry until late Thursday night and Friday morning. Friday's rainfall could add up to another half inch in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. This could hinder the already swollen creeks and