Flood Watch National Weather Service Chicago IL 329 PM CDT Sat Jun 9 2018 Winnebago-Ogle-Lee-La Salle- Including the cities of Rockford, Oregon, Dixon, and Ottawa 329 PM CDT Sat Jun 9 2018 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for a portion of north central Illinois, including the following areas, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago. * From 1 AM CDT Sunday through Sunday morning * Another round of heavy rain producing thunderstorms will move into the Interstate 39 corridor overnight into early Sunday morning. These storms have the potential to produce localized flash flooding as many locations across this area received one and half to three inches of rain yesterday into this morning. * Areas that received flash flooding last night had over 2 inches of rain in an hour that quickly inundated some roadways. Use extra caution as this rain will start in some locations at night. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.