River Levels and Tonight’s Rain Chances

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Good morning Stateline & happy St. Joseph’s Day to everyone. We are starting off the day with abundant sunshine and temperatures rising into the 30’s. Today, we look to warm up close to 50° during the afternoon!

Here is an updated look at the river levels in a few spots across the Rock River as of this morning. River levels in Rockton were downgraded to moderate during the evening yesterday and is predicted to hold steady heading into the weekend. Latham Park is still in major flood stage but it has gone below 14′. This was the spot along the river that broke it’s crest record set back in 2008. It crested Sunday at a height of 14.4′. 

A few other spots along the Rock River, such as Byron and Dixon, have slowly started to recede as well. With Bryon & Dixon both dropping by a little more than a foot since cresting last Friday.

Now onto the weather for today and tonight. We currently have a high pressure system that has taken control of the region and will continue to do so as well into this evening. 

As that pushes east, a weak disturbance will track to the south of the viewing area. Most of the heaviest rain will stay off to our south. But, we aren’t ruling out a shower or two during the early morning hours on Wednesday. Then we will be mostly cloudy for the remainder of the first day of Spring! 

Now aside from the forecast, have you ever seen a halo around the sun during the day? Well, the same thing can form around the moon! It’s when light reflects off of the ice crystals in the cirrus clouds creating a halo around the moon. Here is a picture sent in by Matt Zuro!

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