Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Central Illinois

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
325 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

...Additional Heavy Rainfall Expected Through Tonight...

.A slow moving frontal boundary is expected to edge east today
across western Illinois and eventually track over the remainder
central into east central Illinois tonight. This boundary will
be the focus for additional heavy rainfall today into tonight
as periods of showers and thunderstorms track northeast across
the region. Additional rainfall totals will range from just under
an inch over our far northwest counties, to 1.50 to 2.50 inches
over central through east central Illinois. Many rivers and
streams are on the rise and this additional rainfall will only
increase the threat for flooding across the area over the next 24
to 36 hours.

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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Peoria-Marshall-Woodford-Fulton-Tazewell-McLean-Schuyler-Mason-
Logan-De Witt-Piatt-Champaign-Vermilion-Cass-Menard-Scott-Morgan-
Sangamon-Macon-Moultrie-Douglas-Edgar-
Including the cities of Peoria, Lacon, Eureka, Canton, Pekin,
Bloomington, Normal, Rushville, Havana, Lincoln, Clinton,
Monticello, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Beardstown, Petersburg,
Winchester, Jacksonville, Springfield, Decatur, Sullivan,
Tuscola, and Paris
325 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

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

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Illinois, east central
  Illinois, and west central Illinois, including the following
  areas, in central Illinois, De Witt, Logan, Macon, Marshall,
  Mason, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Tazewell, and
  Woodford. In east central Illinois, Champaign, Douglas, Edgar,
  Moultrie, and Vermilion. In west central Illinois, Cass,
  Fulton, Morgan, Schuyler, and Scott.

* Through late tonight

* Additional moderate to heavy rainfall is expected through
  tonight over areas that have already received significant rains
  during the past 24 hours.

* This additional rainfall will cause flooding of area rivers and
  streams across central through east central Illinois.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

&&

$$

Smith



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