The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for The Fox River near New Munster. The river is expected to rise above flood stage by early Sunday afternoon and continue to climb near 14 feet by early Tuesday afternoon. At 14 feet there is widespread flooding in the Town of Salem & Village of Silver Lake. It should be noted...these are areas which FREQUENTLY flood during times of persistent or heavy rain events.
In addition...a FLOOD WATCH remains in effect until next Saturday for the Fox River at Burlington in Racine County.
Low pressure is lifting toward us from the Southwest and should drag a big associated slug of moisture along for the ride. That will translate in steady rain and a few thunderstorms rolling in as the night progresses and continuing through much of Sunday. An abundance of moisture surging in from the South will lead to periods of very heavy downpours. The storm center will be slow to exit as it lifts through the Central Great Lakes which means the risk of wet weather will persist into the start of the work week. So too will the chilly readings. The average temperature this time of year is pushing 60 degrees, but the mercury will remain stuck in the low 50s for at least the next couple of days. Our next best chance of seeing more sunshine and drier air will arrive with weak high pressure by mid to late week.