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429 AM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and Missouri...
including the following counties...in Illinois...Bond IL...
Calhoun IL...Clinton IL...Fayette IL...Greene IL...Jersey IL...
Macoupin IL...Madison IL...Marion IL...Monroe IL...Montgomery
IL...Randolph IL...Saint Clair IL and Washington IL. In
Missouri...Audrain MO...Boone MO...Callaway MO...Cole MO...
Crawford MO...Franklin MO...Gasconade MO...Iron MO...Jefferson
MO...Lincoln MO...Madison MO...Moniteau MO...Montgomery MO...
Osage MO...Pike MO...Reynolds MO...Saint Charles MO...Saint
Francois MO...Saint Louis City MO...Saint Louis MO...Sainte
Genevieve MO...Warren MO and Washington MO.
* from Friday evening through Sunday evening
* Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches over the past 24 hours has set
the stage for a significant flooding event this weekend. A slow
moving potent storm system will interact with a very moist
airmass to produce heavy rainfall over the weekend. Forecast
rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches are likely with higher amounts
possible across southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas...and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.
A Flash Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are
favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the Watch
area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to
make preparations just in case. Stay informed, and be ready for
quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning