ROCKFORD (WREX) — Plenty of rainfall in Winnebago and Boone counties lead to a Flash Flood Warning until 8:15 PM Monday night. However, storms should warp by midnight before returning Tuesday. Humid, hot, and uncomfortable temperatures will hang around as well.
STORMS WIND DOWN:
A classic summer set will take place for the remainder of the evening. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to warp on the heels of a sunset due to power loss by the sun. Mostly to partly cloudy skies should remain as a result. However, temperatures tonight will be warm and humid. Temperatures will only fall into the 70's for tonight and feel worse as a result. Despite, showers and storms losing power, we will still have the impacts of earlier storms.
Our strong thunderstorms left plenty of rainfall in their wake. A report of nearly 3 inches or more has been seen in northern Boone County. This is why the National Weather Service has issued this warning until 8:15 PM Monday night. Impacts remain for parts of Winnebago County as well as other parts of the Stateline. Remember to always turn around and do not drown when you see a flooded roadway.
DRY, RINSE, REPEAT FOR TUESDAY;
There will be a mid-upper level ridge that is somewhat responsible for storm development off our west. Depending on how this system develops, we will have to monitor when we will see impacts from it. The best time frame presented by modals shows activity arriving sometime in the late morning and early afternoon. However, the greatest coverage remains east of our area due to lake impacts. Showers and storms are still likely in the Stateline with limited coverage.
The temperature will not be much different from today. Highs still remain in the 80's, but maybe slightly warmer due to added cloud coverage. However, dew points will remain elevated for the Stateline. This means another humid day is in store for another day. The best chance to see drier weather won't arrive until this Thursday into Friday. This will give us a potentially hot, but dry holiday weekend.