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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
332 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

ILZ062-063-066>068-071>073-252100-
CUMBERLAND-CLARK-EFFINGHAM-JASPER-CRAWFORD-CLAY-RICHLAND-LAWRENCE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EFFINGHAM...FLORA...LAWRENCEVILLE
332 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL A THREAT SOUTHEAST OF I-70 TONIGHT...

LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING NEAR THE TEXAS PANHANDLE EARLY THIS MORNING
WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY BY THURSDAY
MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP IN ADVANCE OF THIS
SYSTEM AFTER SUNSET TONIGHT...WITH THE HEAVIEST RAIN OCCURRING
SOUTHEAST OF I-70 TOWARD THE OHIO RIVER OVERNIGHT. TOTAL RAINFALL
ACROSS THIS AREA WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 1.5 INCHES SOUTHEAST OF
I-70...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY
50. THE EXPECTED HEAVY RAINFALL ON TOP OF ALREADY SATURATED SOIL
CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO RENEWED FLOODING OF AREA CREEKS AND
STREAMS. IN ADDITION...HIGH RAINFALL RATES ASSOCIATED WITH
THUNDERSTORMS LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT 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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