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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
322 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

ILZ062-063-066>068-071>073-250900-
CUMBERLAND-CLARK-EFFINGHAM-JASPER-CRAWFORD-CLAY-RICHLAND-LAWRENCE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EFFINGHAM...FLORA...LAWRENCEVILLE
322 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL SOUTH OF I-70 WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

A STORM SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE TEXAS PANHANDLE ON
WEDNESDAY...THEN WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE OHIO RIVER
VALLEY BY THURSDAY MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP
IN ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WITH THE HEAVIEST
RAIN OCCURRING BETWEEN I-70 AND THE OHIO RIVER. TOTAL RAINFALL
ACROSS THIS AREA WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE EXPECTED HEAVY RAINFALL ON TOP OF
ALREADY SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO RENEWED FLOODING OF
MANY AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS. IN ADDITION...HIGH RAINFALL RATES
ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLASH
FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. PLEASE KEEP ABREAST
OF LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIAL
FLOODING SITUATION.

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