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   Iowa - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Dubuque; Iowa; Jackson; Johnson; Jones; Linn; Muscatine; Scott

...Heavy rainfall and flash flooding possible from late this
afternoon through Saturday Morning...
.Additional rounds of heavy rain will affect portions of eastern
Iowa into northwestern Illinois from late this afternoon through
Saturday morning. After heavy rain producing thunderstorms impact
the area late this afternoon and evening, additional late night
storms may develop and move along the same areas. These swaths of
heavy rain, coupled with the already saturated ground, could
result in flash flooding across portions of the watch area.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Illinois and Iowa,
including the following areas, in Illinois, Bureau, Henry IL,
Putnam, Rock Island, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Benton, Buchanan,
Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson,
Jones, Linn, Muscatine, and Scott.
* Through Saturday morning
* Heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts
possible.
* Impacts could include flooded roads and intersections, river
flooding, and possible rock and mud slides in hilly terrain.
7/21/2017 4:41 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Bureau; Henry; Putnam; Rock Island; Whiteside

...Heavy rainfall and flash flooding possible from late this
afternoon through Saturday Morning...
.Additional rounds of heavy rain will affect portions of eastern
Iowa into northwestern Illinois from late this afternoon through
Saturday morning. After heavy rain producing thunderstorms impact
the area late this afternoon and evening, additional late night
storms may develop and move along the same areas. These swaths of
heavy rain, coupled with the already saturated ground, could
result in flash flooding across portions of the watch area.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Illinois and Iowa,
including the following areas, in Illinois, Bureau, Henry IL,
Putnam, Rock Island, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Benton, Buchanan,
Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson,
Jones, Linn, Muscatine, and Scott.
* Through Saturday morning
* Heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts
possible.
* Impacts could include flooded roads and intersections, river
flooding, and possible rock and mud slides in hilly terrain.
7/21/2017 4:41 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Wisconsin - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Columbia; Dane; Dodge; Green; Iowa; Jefferson; Kenosha; Lafayette; Milwaukee; Racine; Rock; Sauk; Walworth; Waukesha

...Heavy Rainfall Still Expected Late This Afternoon through
Tonight...
.Several rounds of thunderstorms are expected to affect southern
Wisconsin late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Between
1 and 3 inches of rainfall is expected, with locally heavier
amounts possible. This rain, coupled with the already saturated
ground, could result in flash flooding across far southern and
southwest Wisconsin.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of south central Wisconsin and southeast Wisconsin,
including the following areas, in south central Wisconsin,
Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, and Sauk. In
southeast Wisconsin, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee,
Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha.
* Through Saturday morning
* Heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts
possible.
* Impacts could include flooded roads and intersections, river
flooding, and possible rock and mud slides in hilly terrain.
7/21/2017 4:41 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

Travel Midwest Lake county camera thumbnail   Significant Threat of Localized Flooding/Flash Flooding

The weekend calls for an enhanced risk of severe storms overnight Friday and into Saturday that may produce damaging winds and torrential rainfall. The three-day forecast shows a total of two to three inches of rain across Lake County and southeast Wisconsin over the upper Des Plaines and Fox River watersheds.

As a result, there is a significant threat of localized flooding/flash flooding, and the potential for increased river levels. The Des Plaines River, Fox River and Chain O'Lakes are projected to be impacted by these storms. View Flood Safety Tips

High winds may cause tree limbs to fall and damage power lines, increasing the chance of power outages. Please report any outages to ComEd at ComEd.com/Report or by calling 1-800-334-7661. 

Getting updates fast can make all the difference when seconds matter. Prepare yourself and your family for any emergency by seeking immediate and reliable information. Watch this video for tips on how to get emergency alerts. Also, remember to charge your cell phone!

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7/21/2017 4:13 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 4:13 PM)

   Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Benton; Cass; Fulton; Jasper; La Porte; Lake; Marshall; Newton; Porter; Pulaski; St. Joseph; Starke; White

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 429 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
IN
.    INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BENTON               CASS                FULTON
JASPER               LAKE                LA PORTE
MARSHALL             NEWTON              PORTER
PULASKI              ST. JOSEPH          STARKE
WHITE
7/21/2017 4:56 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Michigan - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Berrien

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 429 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
MI
.    MICHIGAN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BERRIEN
7/21/2017 4:56 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Wisconsin - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Grant; Green; Kenosha; Lafayette; Racine; Rock; Walworth

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 429 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
WI
.    WISCONSIN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
GRANT                GREEN               KENOSHA
LAFAYETTE            RACINE              ROCK
WALWORTH
7/21/2017 4:56 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Boone; Bureau; Carroll; Cook; De Kalb; DuPage; Ford; Grundy; Henderson; Henry; Iroquois; Jo Daviess; Kane; Kankakee; Kendall; Knox; La Salle; Lake; Lee; Livingston; Marshall; McHenry; Mercer; Ogle; Peoria; Putnam; Rock Island; Stark; Stephenson; Warren; Whiteside; Will; Winnebago; Woodford

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 429 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
IL
.    ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BOONE                BUREAU              CARROLL
COOK                 DE KALB             DUPAGE
FORD                 GRUNDY              HENDERSON
HENRY                IROQUOIS            JO DAVIESS
KANE                 KANKAKEE            KENDALL
KNOX                 LAKE                LA SALLE
LEE                  LIVINGSTON          MARSHALL
MCHENRY              MERCER              OGLE
PEORIA               PUTNAM              ROCK ISLAND
STARK                STEPHENSON          WARREN
WHITESIDE            WILL                WINNEBAGO
WOODFORD
7/21/2017 4:56 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Boone; Cook; De Kalb; DuPage; Grundy; Kane; Kendall; La Salle; Lake; Lee; McHenry; Ogle; Will; Winnebago

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of north central Illinois and northeast Illinois,
including the following areas, in north central Illinois,
Boone, De Kalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago. In
northeast Illinois, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake
IL, McHenry, and Will.
* Through Saturday morning.
* Multiple rounds of thunderstorms producing torrential rainfall
with rates up to two inches per hour are likely to move across
portions of north central and northeast Illinois late this
afternoon through early Saturday morning.
* Additional heavy rainfall could exacerbate flooding already
occurring across portions of northern Illinois...producing new
rises on area rivers and creeks. With the ground already
saturated in many areas...heavy rainfall will likely quickly
produce runoff and produce flash flooding.
7/21/2017 4:41 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Carroll; Jo Daviess; Stephenson

...Heavy rainfall and flash flooding possible from late this
afternoon through Saturday Morning...
.Additional rounds of heavy rain will affect portions of eastern
Iowa into northwestern Illinois from late this afternoon through
Saturday morning. After heavy rain producing thunderstorms impact
the area late this afternoon and evening, additional late night
storms may develop and move along the same areas. These swaths of
heavy rain, coupled with the already saturated ground, could
result in flash flooding across portions of the watch area.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of northwest Illinois, including the following
areas, Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson.
* Through Saturday morning
* Heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts
possible.
* Impacts could include flooded roads and intersections, river
flooding, and possible rock and mud slides in hilly terrain.
7/21/2017 4:41 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Iowa - Flash Flood Warning

Counties: Cedar; Johnson; Jones; Linn

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Northwestern Cedar County in east central Iowa...
Johnson County in east central Iowa...
Southwestern Jones County in east central Iowa...
Southeastern Linn County in east central Iowa...
* Until 1115 PM CDT Friday
* At 512 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated slow moving thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of
rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin
shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, West Branch, Mechanicsville, Stanwood,
Marion, Coralville, North Liberty, Hiawatha, Mount Vernon, Robins,
Lisbon, Solon, Tiffin, Ely, Lone Tree, Springville, University
Heights, Swisher and Oxford.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the
warned area over the one to two hours.
This includes the following highways...
Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 230 and 255.
Interstate 380 between mile markers 1 and 28.
7/21/2017 5:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Benton; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Buchanan; Butler; Cedar; Clayton; Clinton; Dallas; Delaware; Des Moines; Dubuque; Fayette; Grundy; Hamilton; Hardin; Henry; Iowa; Jackson; Jasper; Jefferson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Linn; Louisa; Lucas; Mahaska; Marion; Marshall; Monroe; Muscatine; Polk; Poweshiek; Scott; Story; Tama; Wapello; Warren; Washington

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 429 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
IA
.    IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BENTON               BLACK HAWK          BOONE
BREMER               BUCHANAN            BUTLER
CEDAR                CLAYTON             CLINTON
DALLAS               DELAWARE            DES MOINES
DUBUQUE              FAYETTE             GRUNDY
HAMILTON             HARDIN              HENRY
IOWA                 JACKSON             JASPER
JEFFERSON            JOHNSON             JONES
KEOKUK               LINN                LOUISA
LUCAS                MAHASKA             MARION
MARSHALL             MONROE              MUSCATINE
POLK                 POWESHIEK           SCOTT
STORY                TAMA                WAPELLO
WARREN               WASHINGTON
7/21/2017 4:56 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Ramp Closure from NB Dan Ryan to SB Stevenson

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that bridge inspection will take place on the elevated Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) over the northbound Dan Ryan to southbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) ramp, in Chicago, Saturday, July 22.

In order to complete the bridge inspection, the ramp that carries traffic from northbound Dan Ryan Expressway to the southbound Stevenson Expressway will be closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. The ramp from 31st Street to the northbound Dan Ryan also will be closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to turn around at the Canalport Street exit.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com

7/21/2017 11:12 AM (Updated 7/21/2017 11:20 AM)

   Illinois - Tornado Warning

Counties: Whiteside

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a
* Tornado Warning for...
Northwestern Whiteside County in northwestern Illinois...
* Until 745 PM CDT
* At 723 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Fulton, or near Clinton, moving east at 40 mph.
HAZARD...Tornado.
SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
damage is likely.
* This dangerous storm will be near...
Morrison around 735 PM CDT.
Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Unionville, Morrison-Rockwood State Park and Union Grove.
TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN
7/21/2017 7:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Kankakee

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN KANKAKEE COUNTY...
At 717 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Herscher, or 13
miles east of Dwight, moving east at 15 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Herscher, Buckingham, Reddick and Union Hill.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
7/21/2017 7:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: Grundy; Livingston

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT
FOR NORTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON...SOUTHWESTERN WILL...SOUTHEASTERN GRUNDY
AND SOUTHWESTERN KANKAKEE COUNTIES...
At 655 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles east of
Dwight, moving northeast at 10 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Braidwood, Herscher, Braceville, Essex, South Wilmington, Godley,
Buckingham, Reddick, East Brooklyn and Union Hill.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
7/21/2017 7:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: Will

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN WILL AND SOUTHWESTERN KANKAKEE COUNTIES...
At 710 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Gardner, or 10
miles east of Dwight, moving northeast at 15 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Braidwood, Herscher, Essex, Godley, Buckingham, Reddick and Union
Hill.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
7/21/2017 7:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Tornado Warning

Counties: Carroll; Whiteside

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a
* Tornado Warning for...
Northeastern Whiteside County in northwestern Illinois...
Southeastern Carroll County in northwestern Illinois...
* Until 800 PM CDT
* At 717 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Fairhaven, or 8 miles north of Morrison, moving
east at 20 mph.
HAZARD...Tornado.
SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
damage is likely.
* This dangerous storm will be near...
Fairhaven around 730 PM CDT.
Milledgeville and Coleta around 755 PM CDT.
Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Hitt,
Ideal, Franklin Corners, Carroll County Fairgrounds, Malvern, Ustick,
White Pigeon, Morrison-Rockwood State Park and Thomson.
TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN
7/21/2017 7:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: Kankakee

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN KANKAKEE COUNTY...
At 717 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Herscher, or 13
miles east of Dwight, moving east at 15 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Herscher, Buckingham, Reddick and Union Hill.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
7/21/2017 7:26 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Wisconsin - Flash Flood Warning

Counties: Iowa; Lafayette

The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Lafayette County in south central Wisconsin...
Southern Iowa County in south central Wisconsin...
* Until midnight CDT
* At 701 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have
already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mineral Point, Darlington, Shullsburg, Belmont, Benton, Argyle,
Blanchardville, Somers, Wiota, Linden, New Diggings, South Wayne,
Lamont, Rewey, Hollandale, Gratiot, Yellowstone Lake St Park,
Platte Mounds, Lead Mine and London.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.
7/21/2017 7:11 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)

   Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Becker; Clay; Grant; Hubbard; Otter Tail; Wadena; Wilkin

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 428 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA
WADENA
IN NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
HUBBARD
IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA
BECKER
IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
CLAY                  GRANT                 OTTER TAIL
WILKIN
IN NORTH DAKOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES
IN SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
BARNES                CASS                  RANSOM
RICHLAND              SARGENT
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ASHBY, BARRETT, BRECKENRIDGE,
DETROIT LAKES, ELBOW LAKE, ENDERLIN, FARGO, FERGUS FALLS, FORMAN,
GWINNER, HERMAN, HOFFMAN, LISBON, MENAHGA, MILNOR, MOORHEAD,
PARK RAPIDS, RUTLAND, VALLEY CITY, WADENA, AND WAHPETON.
7/21/2017 7:11 PM (Updated 7/21/2017 7:26 PM)
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