Rockford Scanner™: NWS Issues A Flash Flood Watch




 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 7PM CDT SAT UNTIL 1AM CDT MON …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND NORTHEAST ILLINOIS, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS, BOONE, DE KALB, LA SALLE, LEE, OGLE, AND WINNEBAGO. IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS, COOK, DUPAGE, GRUNDY, KANE, KENDALL, LAKE IL, MCHENRY, AND WILL. *

FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT * WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL, WITH RATES APPROACHING 1.5 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES.

THIS EXPECTED HEAVY RAINFALL FALLING IN A SHORT DURATION AND OVER LOCATIONS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS, ARE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY EVENING. *

THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL LIKELY LEAD TO ADDITIONAL RIVER RISES INTO THE UPCOMING WEEK, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE DES PLAINES, FOX, PECATONICA, AND ROCK RIVER BASINS. 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.