Issued by National Weather Service – Lincoln, IL
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM SATURDAY
The Flash Flood Watch continues 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.
* Through Saturday morning
* Several rounds of heavy rainfall are expected across most of
central Illinois today and tonight as a boundary remains near
central IL. Between 2 and 4 inches of additional rainfall is
expected by dawn Saturday with locally higher amounts from I-72
north. 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. Do no enter or cross flowing water or water of
unknown depth. River banks and culverts can become unstable and
unsafe. Please monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take
action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.