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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
554 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Illinois and west central Illinois.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

Showers will be likely along with a chance for thunderstorms
today. Any thunderstorms that develop in the area will not be
severe. Additional rainfall of one half to one inch will be
possible today. With the anticipated rainfall expected over
west central Illinois, the Illinois River from Henry south to
Beardstown is forecast to go to minor or moderate flooding later
this week.

The rain will change over to freezing rain and sleet early this
evening as much colder air filters in from the northwest. Ice
accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch can be expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

Another round of significant rainfall is possible by late Thursday
into Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$

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554 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Illinois, east central Illinois and west central Illinois.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

Showers will be likely along with a chance for thunderstorms
today into early tonight. No severe weather is expected with any
of the thunderstorms. Additional rainfall of 2 to locally 3 inches
will be possible into early tonight. This is on top of the rain
we have already received over the past 24 hours.

With the expected additional rainfall over west central and
central Illinois, the Illinois River from Henry south to Beardstown
is forecast to go to minor or moderate flooding later this week,
along with the Sangamon River at Monticello and the Vermilion
River at Danville where minor flooding is forecast at this time.

As a cold front moves through the area tonight, the rain is
expected to change over to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing
rain, then to light snow before ending Wednesday morning. Any ice
accumulations should be less than a tenth of an inch in most
areas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

There may be some lingering light snow or sleet early in the
morning Wednesday. Another round of significant rainfall is
possible by late Thursday into Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$

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554 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Illinois and east central Illinois.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

Periods of showers and thunderstorms can be expected into early
tonight. No severe weather is expected, however, some of the
thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall amounts
across the area that may lead to localized flooding later today
into this evening. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to locally 3
inches will be possible through tonight. Due to the expected
rainfall, significant rises and/or flooding is expected to occur
on area rivers and streams.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

The threat for heavy rainfall will temporarily shift south and
east of the area Wednesday morning.

There will be a chance for a period of light freezing rain or
sleet later Wednesday night into early Thursday. Any ice
accumulations will be less than a tenth of an inch.

Another round of significant rainfall is possible later Thursday
through Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$

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554 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southeast
Illinois.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous over southeast
Illinois later today and especially tonight. No severe weather is
expected, however, some of the thunderstorms will be capable of
producing heavy rainfall amounts late today and tonight.

With the heavy rainfall totals expected across southeast Illinois
over the next 24 hours, minor to moderate flooding is forecast
along the Wabash, Little Wabash and Embarras basins in the next
several days.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

Another round of moderate to heavy rainfall is possible by late
Thursday through Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$

Smith



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