Severe storms threaten the Stateline Wednesday night - – Rockford’s News Leader

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Severe storms threaten the Stateline Wednesday night


Severe storms have left the Stateline, but major flash flooding remains in place for the overnight hours. Torrential rain from the strong to severe storms have produced 4" to 6" of rainfall, leaving roads and streets flooded. Numerous cars stalled and were stranded, so beware that driving into the flood waters can leave you in a dangerous spot. Do no drive into any road with water over it. Turn around, don't drown!  Flash flood warnings from the National Weather Service remain in effect until 2:30 am.

Thunderstorms stay away from the area until possibly Thursday evening and Thursday night. Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are possible, so stay with 13 WREX on air and online for updates on the next potential round of storms!


We are keeping an eye on the evolving situation over Iowa for threats for severe weather for our area. Later this evening strong to severe storms look to push into the Stateline. Strong, damaging wind gusts and heavy rain look to be the main threats, though large hail and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Most of the storms should be out of the area by 11 pm.

The threats for severe weather will mostly be earlier in the time frame, though heavy rainfall will stay a risk even with the later storms.

More stormy weather is on the way for the rest of the week, with a 2nd round of strong to possibly severe or flooding storms Thursday evening into Friday morning. Stay vigilant!

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