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Including the cities of Peoria, Lacon, Eureka, Pekin,
Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Clinton, Monticello,
Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Beardstown, Petersburg, Winchester,
Jacksonville, Taylorville, Decatur, Sullivan, Tuscola,
Charleston, Mattoon, Paris, Shelbyville, Greenup, Marshall,
Effingham, Newton, Robinson, Flora, Olney, and Lawrenceville
908 PM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT MONDAY...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, southeast
Illinois, and west central Illinois, including the following
areas, in central Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon,
Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Piatt, Shelby,
Tazewell, and Woodford. In east central Illinois, Champaign,
Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and
Vermilion. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford, Effingham,
Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland. In west central Illinois,
Cass, Morgan, and Scott.
* Until 7 AM CDT Monday
* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected through this evening.
Around another 1 inch of rain is expected by midnight tonight,
with locally 1 to 2 inch amounts from heavier rains in
stronger thunderstorms. The threat of heavy rain will diminish
with passage of a cold front during mid evening, but runoff
from heavy rains will likely continue through tonight.
* 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
especially if driving. Never drive across a flooded roadway. You
should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
1202 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Flood Warning for...
Coles County in east central Illinois...
Lawrence County in southeastern Illinois...
Crawford County in east central Illinois...
Edgar County in east central Illinois...
Moultrie County in central Illinois...
Clark County in east central Illinois...
Richland County in southeastern Illinois...
Cumberland County in east central Illinois...
Clay County in south central Illinois...
Douglas County in east central Illinois...
Effingham County in south central Illinois...
Jasper County in southeastern Illinois...
Shelby County in central Illinois...
Southern Vermilion County in east central Illinois...
Southern Champaign County in east central Illinois...
* Until midnight CDT Monday
* At 1158 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
flooding. Rainfall amounts up to 5 inches of rain have fallen the
past few days, with an additional inch or two likely today. Law
enforcement indicates areas of ongoing flooding from the previous
rainfall, which will be worsened by additional rain.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Danville, Charleston, Mattoon, Vincennes, Effingham, Olney, Paris,
Robinson, Flora, Shelbyville, Tuscola, Sullivan, Lawrenceville,
Marshall, Newton, Toledo, Savoy, St. Joseph, Georgetown and Tolono.
This includes the following highways...
Interstate 57 between mile markers 143 and 228.
Interstate 70 between mile markers 79 and 154.
Interstate 74 between mile markers 195 and 220.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.
LAT...LON 3861 8869 3891 8870 3891 8881 3922 8880
3922 8914 3935 8914 3935 8902 3965 8902
3966 8881 3979 8875 3979 8846 3998 8846
4026 8753 3937 8753 3931 8762 3922 8757
3914 8766 3896 8751 3869 8752 3857 8765