Issued by National Weather Service – Lincoln, IL
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM SUNDAY MORNING…
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 Sunday morning
* More rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to bring
moderate to heavy rainfall to areas north of I-70 today through
tonight. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches with locally
higher amounts are expected to fall onto already saturated soils
from recent heavy rains. This may result in flash flooding,
especially in low-lying and flood prone areas.
* 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.