Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL
FGUS73 KLOT 090240
National Weather Service Chicago IL
840 PM CST Sun Jan 8 2017 /940 PM EST Sun Jan 8 2017/
...Ice Jam Potential Early This Week...
With the recent bitter cold, ice developed on area rivers quickly.
Ice jams and localized river flooding will be a possibility for
many of the streams and rivers, including even as temperatures
moderate through Tuesday. Minor low land flooding has been
reported including along portions of the Fox River near Oswego,
the Kankakee River near Wilmington and Aroma Park, and the Rock
River near Byron and Roscoe. Other locations may also be impacted
by ice, and rapid fluctuations in water levels are possible.
Residents in low lying flood prone areas should remain alert for
possible flooding due to ice jams.