Thursday, July 20, 2017

Flash Flood Watches Issued

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois beginning Friday afternoon and lasting through Saturday morning.  Rainfall amounts from Wednesday evening and Thursday morning ranged anywhere from one to four inches of rain!  Additional rainfall from thunderstorms late Thursday night, and especially Friday night into Saturday could range anywhere from another two, up to four inches!  This would likely cause significant flooding to occur over parts of the Stateline.

Possible Rainfall through Sunday Night
Currently there are Flood Warnings for the Kishwaukee River near Perryville and for the Pecatonica River near Shirland and Freeport, as well as Flood Advisories for the Rock River.   You can monitor local river levels here.

Along with the threat for flooding rain, severe weather is also possible Friday and Saturday.  We are currently under a 'Slight Risk' for strong to severe thunderstorms the next two days.  Biggest threats from storms on Friday would be heavy rain and damaging winds, while on Saturday wind, hail and heavy rain would all be possible.

Please make sure you have a way to receive watches and warnings should those be issued this weekend.  Remain aware of the flooding situation and remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway.

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