Around Town – South Side Flooding In Freeport and Krape Park Feb. 20

Freeport, Illinois — The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a Flood Watch for the following rivers in Illinois. At this time there is limited confidence associated with rainfall amounts and the location of predicted rainfall.

We were out in Krape Park this afternoon and captured some images of what Yellow Creek looked like at the time. We also captured a few images of what the run off looks like around the Kmart parking lot.

If rainfall in the basin is less than predicted, the forecast river stage may not be reached. Conversely, if rainfall is more than predicted the river may crest higher. As the forecast becomes more certain, this watch will either be upgraded to a warning or cancelled.

The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a Flood Watch for The Pecatonica River at Freeport Until Monday.

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* At 9:30 AM Tuesday the stage was 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Forecast…Possible rise above flood stage Friday evening…and continue rising to 13.7 feet Sunday morning. Fall below flood stage Monday.
* This forecast is based on forecast rainfall. Consequently there is limited confidence in the river reaching flood stage

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Detailed Forecast
Today
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then rain likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog. High near 41. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of rain and sleet before 10pm, then a chance of snow between 10pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 9pm, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet between 9pm and 11pm, then a chance of freezing rain after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
Friday
A chance of freezing rain before 8am, then a chance of rain between 8am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

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