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804 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018 /904 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018/
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
The Flood Watch continues for
* Much of northern Illinois and extreme northwest Indiana.
* From Monday evening through late Tuesday night.
* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region over
the next few days with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between early Monday morning and
Wednesday. Expect area wide rainfall totals of over an inch with
many areas potentially receiving 2 to 4 inches.
* Grounds remain frozen, therefore much of the rain will result in
rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 have snow on
the ground still and melting of this snow will compound runoff
from heavy rainfall. Ice jam break up is also a concern. Expect
rises on area rivers and streams that may result in flooding.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
938 PM CST Sun Feb 18 2018
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Watch for
The Rock River at Byron
* from Tuesday morning until further notice.
* At 9:15 PM Sunday the stage was 8.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...Flood stage may be reached by late Tuesday morning.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet...Water approaches houses along the river
downstream from Byron.
LAT...LON 4211 8937 4224 8915 4222 8905 4207 8927
4193 8933 4196 8942