Software glitch triggers false Flash Flood Warnings for Winnebago, Ogle, DeKalb, and Boone

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The National Weather Service says the test of new software caused a weather alert to be issued in error Tuesday afternoon.

The Flash Flood Warning triggered automatic alert systems across the region around 3:30 p.m.

“Please disregard this warning. There is no warning in effect and no flooding threat at this time,” the NWS said in a follow up statement.

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