Relentless spring rains have returned, the Fox River again is overflowing its banks, basements are refilling with water and a Flood Warning is back in place as the Flood of 2013 threw its second wave at Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles residents Tuesday, April 23.
Additional rainfall of between 0.5 and 0.75 inches is expected across Northeast Illinois this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service-Chicago.
The NWS-C warns of flooding of the DesPlaines River as well as the Fox River at the Algonquin Tailwater, in Montgomery and in Dayton—although flooding continues at many points along the Fox River.
"Rainfall amounts in excess of 0.75 of an inch or intense rain in a short amount of time could result in renewed rises," the Flood Warning states. "If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route."
The forecast for Wednesday and Thursday is mostly clear, but there is a chance of showers or snow showers Wednesday night.
- Kane OEM: Flash Flood Warning; Flood Watch; Waves of Storms Expected
- Forecast: Fox Flooding in Geneva Likely to Ease After Saturday
- State of Disaster Declaration Speeds Flood Recovery for Kane County
- Geneva Will Pick Up Flood-Damaged Refuse—Free of Charge