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City of Marseilles
Saturday September 21st, 2019 :: 03:39 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 01:00AM Monday

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

* From this evening through late Sunday night

* Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop tonight and continue into Sunday and Sunday evening. These storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, with rates approaching 1.5 to 2 inches per hour at times. This expected heavy rainfall falling in a short duration and over locations that have experienced recent heavy rainfall may lead to additional flash flooding. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts, are possible by Sunday evening.

* This heavy rainfall will likely lead to additional river rises into the upcoming week, especially across the Des Plaines, Fox, Pecatonica, and Rock river basins.

* AFFECTED AREAS: OGLE ... COOK ... WINNEBAGO ... MCHENRY ... LAKE ... DUPAGE ... KENDALL ... KANE ... LA SALLE ... WILL ... GRUNDY ... DE KALB ... LEE ... BOONE

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
City of Marseilles
209 Lincoln St
Marseilles, IL 61341

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-795-2131

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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