Monday, April 17, 2017

Soggy Spring, Storm Threat Midweek

Multiple rounds of rain over the weekend are adding to high river levels across portions on the Stateline, so it's no surprise that we've had high rain totals for the month and for Meteorological Spring. Totals are over 2" above average for the month, and when we combine the monthly total with that of March, the number climbs to almost 6.75" inches! Currently April's rain total is just under four inches of rain!

Through the weekend, Rockford received 0.06" on Friday, 1.53" on Saturday, and .23 on Sunday. As we look ahead to the middle of the week, an additional inch is possible across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Along with potentially heavy rain in thunderstorms on Wednesday, some have the potential to be on the strong to severe side. However, the highest potential looks to reside just south of the area where guidance is positioning the warm front. If the frontal position changes, that would change the severe outlook and where it would set up. We'll continue to keep an eye on Wednesday, with the slight risk area highlighted just south of the area.

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