I was driving down a dirt road tonight and about half way along, I heard a metallic screeching/squealing sound coming from around the front, driver's side wheel. This was pretty loud when turning right and modestly loud when going straight. No noise at all when turning left or when stopped. I drove about 1 mile and it quieted down a good bit, then suddenly got very loud for about 100 feet, then stopped completely. By the time I got to a point where I could pull off, it was back to normal and upon inspection I couldn't see anything.
I definitely don't think I hit anything but I did go through some minor mud puddles (a 4 inches deep at the most). There was no hard bouncing or jarring. Do you think I just picked something up temporarily or is it something I should have checked out? This is a 2013 JKU Sport S with about 1300 mi, fyi.