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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >


Fast Facts:

  • Three to five inches of rain fell across the Rockford metro and adjacent locations between 5:30 pm and 9 pm, with additional frequent thunderstorms through the remainder of the night.
  • The rainfall produced significant flash flooding, especially across Rockford, with parts of numerous roads covered in several feet of water. 
  • According to the Rockford Fire Department, there were approximately 15 water rescues from vehicles, as well as multiple homes and buildings with flooding.  No injuries were reported.

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