Arlington Heights Community Bike Ride Planned for Saturday October 6, 2018 Canceled

The Arlington Heights Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission has canceled its community bike ride planned for Saturday, October 6, 2018 due to significant rain in the forecast. The next community bike ride will be held in the spring of 2019.

Today’ Forecast
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a slight chance of showers between 4pm and 5pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 63. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight’s Forecast
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Temperature rising to around 67 by 3am. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

 FLASH FLOOD WATCH … 

Flood Watch National Weather Service Chicago IL 343 AM CDT Fri Oct 5 2018

…Heavy Rainfall Likely Across Portions of Northern Illinois Tonight…

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

The National Weather Service in Chicago has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of north central Illinois and northeast Illinois, including the following areas, in north central Illinois, DeKalb and La Salle. In northeast Illinois, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake IL, and McHenry.

* From this evening through early Saturday afternoon

* Heavy rain producing thunderstorms are likely over northern IL tonight. Given that numerous thunderstorms may train over the same areas, significant rainfall amounts of 2, to locally 4, inches are possible across portions of northern IL into Saturday morning.

* Expect additional rises on area rivers, particularly the Rock, Pecatonica and Fox River basins. Portions of these rivers are already above flood stage or are close to flood stage and this rainfall will worsen river conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.






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