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.
* 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