Issued by National Weather Service – Lincoln, IL
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Illinois…east central
Illinois and west central Illinois, including the following
counties, in central Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon,
Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Shelby,
Stark, Tazewell and Woodford. In east central Illinois, Champaign,
Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Vermilion. In west central
Illinois, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Morgan, Schuyler and Scott.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Saturday morning
* Several rounds of heavy rainfall are expected over the next 36
hours across most of central Illinois as a slow moving boundary
sinks south across the area. 3 to 5 inches is expected from
tonight through Saturday morning with some higher amounts possible
from heavier storms. Where the ground becomes saturated, flash
flooding will become more likely, especially in low-lying and
flood prone area.
* Excessive runoff will cause small rivers, creeks and streams to
rise out of their banks quickly. Rises along major rivers are also
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to
Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation. You
should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should
Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth.
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.
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