Rockford Scanner™: NWS Issues A FLASH FLOOD WATCH




FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and northwest
Indiana, including the following areas, in Illinois, Boone,
Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lake,
Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will, and Winnebago. In northwest Indiana,
Lake.

* From this evening through Saturday morning

* Showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the watch area
tonight and these storms will be capable of producing heavy
rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

* Runoff from this heavy rainfall may result in areas of flash
flooding, along with additional rises on area rivers.

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.


An active weather pattern will continue to produce periods of showers and thunderstorms across the area this weekend. This does not mean it will be raining constantly, but a few periods of storms will be likely each day. After this morning’s shower and thunderstorm activity there will likely be several hours of dry time this afternoon, before additional thunderstorms develop over the area by this evening. Some the storms this evening could be severe and produce very heavy rainfall. The primary focus for storms will temporally shift mainly south of I-80 Saturday night into Sunday.


 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Rock River at Latham Park, or from Swanson Road in Roscoe
downstream to Shorewood Park in Loves Park.
* from Saturday morning until further notice.
* At 1030 AM Friday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 10.7 feet by Tuesday evening.
* Impact…At 10.5 feet…Low-lying sections of Shore Drive are
threatened between Wilson Avenue and Park Road in Machesney Park.
Water overflows low-lying river banks along East Drive in Loves
Park. Low-lying areas of Martin Memorial Park are inundated.


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Rock River at Rockton, or from Prairie Hill Road downstream to
Swanson Road in Roscoe.
* from late Saturday night until further notice.
* At 1030 AM Friday the stage was 7.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Sunday morning and continue to
rise to near 10.7 feet by Monday evening.
* Impact…At 10.5 feet…Edgemere Terrace is inundated near Roscoe.


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Kishwaukee River near Perryville, or from Confluence with South
Branch Kishwaukee River downstream to the Rock River.
* from this evening to late Monday night.
* At 1030 AM Friday the stage was 9.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
rise to near 16.1 feet by Saturday evening.


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The Pecatonica River near Shirland, or from Winnebago County line
downstream to confluence with the Rock River.
* from Saturday evening until further notice.
* At 1100 AM Friday the stage was 10.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Saturday evening and continue
to rise to near 13.7 feet by Monday afternoon.
* Impact…At 14.0 feet…Structures threatened at Rivers Edge
Campground east of Shirland.

 

 





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