Approaching thunderstorms prompt areal flood advisory for portions of north-central Illinois

UPDATE: 9:45 pm

Rainfall report

Dixon 1.21″ of rain from  8-9:30 pm

 

The areal flood advisory has been extended east into Winnebago County and will be in effect until  3am CDT.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…

* Until 300 AM CDT

* At 936 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen
with the highest amounts over northwestern Winnebago County.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Rockton,
Roscoe, Cherry Valley, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Durand and Lake
Summerset.

Additional rainfall of one to two inches is expected over the area.
This additional rain will make minor flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas
for…
Ogle County in north central Illinois…
Lee County in north central Illinois…
Southwestern Boone County in north central Illinois…

* Until 1230 AM CDT

* At 829 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding.
Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in
the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen in
the western portion of the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Dixon, Rochelle, Oregon, Mount Morris, Walton, Byron, Amboy, Polo,
Kirkland, Forreston, Hillcrest, Stillman Valley, Franklin Grove,
Ashton, Paw Paw, Davis Junction, Creston, Sublette, Leaf River and
Lee.

Additional rainfall of one to two inches is expected over the area.
This additional rain will make minor flooding.