Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Central Illinois

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1100 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

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McLean-Logan-De Witt-Piatt-Champaign-Vermilion-Menard-Sangamon-
Christian-Macon-Moultrie-Douglas-Coles-Edgar-Shelby-Cumberland-
Clark-Effingham-Jasper-Crawford-Clay-Richland-Lawrence-
Including the cities of Bloomington, Normal, Lincoln, Clinton,
Monticello, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Petersburg, Springfield,
Taylorville, Decatur, Sullivan, Tuscola, Charleston, Mattoon,
Paris, Shelbyville, Greenup, Marshall, Effingham, Newton,
Robinson, Flora, Olney, and Lawrenceville
1100 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM CDT MONDAY
MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and
  southeast Illinois, including the following areas, in central
  Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon, McLean, Menard,
  Piatt, Sangamon, and Shelby. In east central Illinois,
  Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie,
  and Vermilion. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford,
  Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland.

* Through 7 AM CDT Monday morning

* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected through Sunday night. By
  Monday morning, a large area of 3.5 to 5 inches of rain is
  expected between the Illinois River and the Indiana border.
  Between the I-57 corridor and the Indiana border, 4.5 to 5
  inches are expected and locally higher amounts possible. At the
  current time...the heaviest periods of rain are expected this
  afternoon into early Sunday as well as another period Sunday
  afternoon into Sunday evening.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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Woodford-Tazewell-Mason-Cass-Scott-Morgan-
Including the cities of Eureka, Pekin, Havana, Beardstown,
Winchester, and Jacksonville
1100 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM CDT MONDAY
MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* 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.

* Through 7 AM CDT Monday morning

* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected through Sunday night. By
  Monday morning, a large area of 3.5 to 5 inches of rain is
  expected along and east of the Illinois River, with locally
  heavier amounts possible. At the current time...the heaviest
  rain is expected this afternoon into Sunday morning.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

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