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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:44 AM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ this
evening through late Tuesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* much of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

* From 6 PM CST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region
beginning today, with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between today and Wednesday. Widespread
rainfall totals between one and a half and four inches are
likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of four inches
possible.

* Ground remains frozen, therefore much of the rain will result
in rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 still
have snow on the ground 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.



- Izzi


Special Statement
Issued: 12:36 PM CST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Period of dense fog early to mid afternoon...

As moist air moves over existing snow cover, dense fog has
developed early this afternoon along and north of the Interstate
80 corridor. Visibility as low as a few hundred feet have been
observed. The fog appears to not last long... only about two to
three hours... before improvement occurs from south to north
occurs.

Allow extra travel time this afternoon and keep extra following
distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


Mtf


1236 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

... Period of dense fog early to mid afternoon...

As moist air moves over existing snow cover, dense fog has
developed early this afternoon along and north of the Interstate
80 corridor. Visibility as low as a few hundred feet have been
observed. The fog appears to not last long... only about two to
three hours... before improvement occurs from south to north
occurs.

Allow extra travel time this afternoon and keep extra following
distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


Mtf

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:44 AM EST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ this
evening through late Tuesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* much of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

* From 6 PM CST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Unseasonably warm and moist air will overspread the region
beginning today, with several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms expected between today and Wednesday. Widespread
rainfall totals between one and a half and four inches are
likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of four inches
possible.

* Ground remains frozen, therefore much of the rain will result
in rapid runoff. In addition, many areas north of I-80 still
have snow on the ground 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.



- Izzi