Multiple Weather HazardsToday

 

Multiple weather hazards are possible across central and southeast Illinois today. Recent and ongoing snow melt will combine with locally heavy rainfall to produce a flood risk. The flood risk will be greatest along rivers and streams, and near low lying and flood prone areas. Click here for the latest statement on the Flood Watch that is in effect through today for much of central Illinois. Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and early evening across southeast Illinois. Here is the link for the latest convective outlook for today from the Storm Prediction Center. Finally, very strong winds are expected late this afternoon and tonight as today's storm system departs. The strong winds expected have prompted the issuance of a High Wind Warning for most of central Illinois, and issuance of a Wind Advisory for most of southeast Illinois, which are in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 AM tonight. This link contains our latest statement on the high wind potential.

 



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