Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
436 AM CDT WED APR 2 2014

...INCREASING FLOODING POTENTIAL BY THURSDAY...

A MOISTURE RICH STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO STEADILY LIFT
NORTHEAST TOWARDS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA TONIGHT.
THE FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING. THE STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE NEARS THE REGION
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH A SECOND WAVE OF
STEADIER RAIN EXPECTED. THE LOW PRESSURE THEN LIFTS NORTHEAST
FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH DRIER AIR ARRIVING.

RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY ARE
POSSIBLE NORTH OF A STERLING TO KANKAKEE TO VALPARAISO LINE.
SOUTH OF THIS LINE RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES BY
FRIDAY ARE POSSIBLE.

THE COMBINATION OF NEARLY SATURATED SOILS ACROSS ALL OF NORTHERN
ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA WITH ADDED RAINFALL THROUGH THE
NEXT 48 HOURS...COULD LEAD TO FLOODING ESPECIALLY OF LOW LYING
AREAS.

ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WOULD LIKELY LEAD TO RENEWED RISES AND
POSSIBLE FLOODING ON MANY RIVERS ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND
NORTHWEST INDIANA.

RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING FLOOD PRONE AREAS ALONG AREA RIVERS AND
CREEKS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER SYSTEM.

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