From drought to flood- Heavy rainfall brings flooding to portions of north-central Illinois

Weather
FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
325 PM CDT MON AUG 9 2021


BOONE IL-WINNEBAGO IL-
325 PM CDT MON AUG 9 2021

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHERN BOONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  WINNEBAGO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT.

* AT 325 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO 
  THUNDERSTORMS. UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN THE LAST HOUR.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  ROCKFORD, BELVIDERE, LOVES PARK, MACHESNEY PARK, ROSCOE, SOUTH 
  BELOIT, ROCKTON, POPLAR GROVE, CANDLEWICK LAKE, CHERRY VALLEY, 
  WINNEBAGO, CAPRON, TIMBERLANE, CALEDONIA AND HARRISON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS MINOR FLOODING ALONG WATERWAYS AND OTHER POOR 
DRAINAGE AREAS IS IMMINENT OR MAY ALREADY BE OCCURRING. PERSONS IN 
THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD USE CAUTION AND AVOID FLOOD WATERS

In downtown Rockford 2.52 inches of rain fell in just 30 minutes causing some flooding.

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