Fox River slips under flood stage; storms in forecast for Wednesday night

The Fox River has slipped just below flood stage for the first time in two weeks as measured at the New Munster in Wheatland.

At 7 p.m. the river was measured at 10.98 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet.

A flood warning officially remains in effect.

The river had been over flood stage since July 12 in the wake of heavy rain July 11 and 12. It reached a new record crest of 17.47 feet on July 13.

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast has an 80 percent chance of showers or a thunderstorm Wednesday night, with a rain fall total of a tenth to a quarter of an inch, more possible in areas that see storms.

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