While the worst of the river flooding has passed, several portions of the Illinois River remain in flood. The graph above shows the observed and forecast stages for Havana. River stages and forecasts are available on our Advanced Hydrological Prediction System page. (click image to enlarge)
Severe thunderstorms rolled across central and southern Illinois during the early afternoon. In Carlinville, hail of 2-1/2 inches in diameter caused $1 million damage, including 55 broken windows at the Macoupin County Courthouse. Six people were injured. Tennis-ball size hail fell at Litchfield. In Vandalia, baseball size hail caused $4 million damage at the correctional center. The hail caused major roof damage and 1,000 broken windows, and even cracked 19 bullet-proof windows. Baseball size hail was also reported south of Effingham.