Rockford Scanner™: FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT




 

 

 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…

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, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, and
Winnebago. In northeast Illinois, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane,
Kendall, Lake IL, McHenry, and Will.

* Through Friday mid morning

* Several rounds of heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms
will move into the area both this morning into the mid
afternoon, then again overnight.

These storms have the potential
to produce localized flash flooding as many locations across
these areas have received significant rainfall in the past week.
Rainfall amounts of 1 and a half inches up to 3 inches are
expected, with localized areas up to 4 inches.

* Area rivers and streams are running high, which will mean
rainfall will more quickly go into runoff. Urban and small
stream flooding is likely.

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.