« View county listFlash Flood Watch
Including the cities of Eureka, Pekin, Havana, Beardstown,
Winchester, and Jacksonville
244 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of central Illinois and
west central Illinois, including the following areas, in
central Illinois, Mason, Tazewell, and Woodford. In west
central Illinois, Cass, Morgan, and Scott.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Monday morning
* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected over the weekend. By
Monday morning, a large area of 4 to 5 inches of rain is
expected near the Illinois River, with locally heavier amounts
possible. At the current time...the heaviest rain is expected
Saturday afternoon into early Sunday.
* In addition to potential flooding of streets and roads in
flood prone areas, area rivers and streams are also likely to
experience flooding. This would persist for several days after
the rain ends.
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.
1257 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Major severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
The Illinois River at Beardstown.* Until further notice.
* At 1245 PM Friday the stage was 15.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 28.5 feet by
early Sunday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 28.0 feet...Portions of Route 100 are closed due to
floodwaters. When down, the BNSF railroad bridge across the
Illinois River acts as dam. Big Lake levee is overtopped.
Fld Observed Forecast 6AM
Location Stg Stg Day Time Sat Sun Mon
Beardstown 14 15.8 Fri 1 PM 15.7 16.1 19.0
LAT...LON 4018 9023 4012 9017 4008 9037 3999 9046
3999 9058 4015 9043