Flood Watch Effective Tuesday 6 AM Through Late Tuesday Night

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
914 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013

COOK-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER-
NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHICAGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…
PONTIAC…WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…
RENSSELAER…FOWLER
914 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013 /1014 PM EST MON JAN 28 2013/

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ TUESDAY
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF ILLINOIS AND INDIANA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN ILLINOIS…COOK…FORD…GRUNDY…IROQUOIS…
KANKAKEE…LIVINGSTON AND WILL. IN INDIANA…BENTON…JASPER…
LAKE IN…NEWTON AND PORTER.

* FROM 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ TUESDAY THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS A PORTION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS
AND NORTHWEST INDIANA TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF AROUND 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA. THE
AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE ALONG AND EAST OF A PONTIAC TO
GARY LINE WHERE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS…POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS 3
INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE. MUCH OF THE AREA CONTINUES TO HAVE
FROZEN GROUND…WITH ONLY THE TOP FEW INCHES OF SOIL EXPECTED TO
THAW…WHICH COULD LEAD TO A MAJORITY OF THE RAINFALL BECOMING
RUNOFF.

* EXCESSIVE RUNOFF MAY RESULT IN A RAPID RISES ON AREA STREAMS AND
RIVERS AS WELL AS FLOODED FARMLANDS AND FIELDS. WATER FLOWING
ACROSS ROADS BETWEEN ADJACENT FLOODED FIELDS MAY PRESENT A
HAZARD TO MOTORISTS.

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.


Become a fan of The Cardinal weather page. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on weather topics — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Weather photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …