May Continues to Bring Rain and Flood Risks

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As the month of May continues to dump rainfall on Northern Illinois, many of the rivers in the area are at a high risk of flooding…once again.

So far in May, we’ve had only 6 days of 26 without experiencing rain in Rockford. This puts us at a total of 6.29 inches for the month through May 26th. This is exactly 3 inches above the normal monthly rainfall to date of 3.29 inches. Note that these totals don’t even include the heavy downpours we experienced earlier this morning and afternoon (the 27th).

The storms that we experienced today have triggered a handful of flood warnings and flood advisories for many of the major rivers throughout Northern Illinois. Some of these rivers include the Rock, Pecatonica, Fox, Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers. More rain and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow (the 28th) and will bring these rivers closer to their flood stages.

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