Northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin residents were scrambling for winter coats and shovels this weekend. Now they may need sandbags by the end of the week.

Former Rockford meteorologist Eric Sorensen heeded warning of potential flooding for residents along the Mississippi River while providing an in-depth explanation. In short, the rain/melted snow far north will cause the mighty Mississippi to crest as the week progresses.

Let's hope for minimal flooding, minimal damages, and keep in contact with anyone you know within the potential flooding areas.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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