Heavy Rain May Cause Flooding the Next Few Days


...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL ILLINOIS INTO TONIGHT...

THE WATCH AREA IS ROUGHLY NORTHWEST OF I-70.

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHWARD ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS THIS MORNING
...BRINGING WARM AND RATHER MOIST AIR FOR THE MIDDLE OF APRIL INTO THE
REGION. THIS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT FROM
THE WEST DURING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL BE FREQUENT ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS WITH THIS SYSTEM 
IN THE AREA TODAY.

THROUGH TONIGHT...ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE LIKELY
ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS....WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS MOST LIKELY WEST OF
INTERSTATE 55...BRINGING RAINFALL STORM TOTALS CLOSE TO 6 INCHES IN A FEW 
LOCATIONS OVER THE ILLINOIS RIVER VALLEY. SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS SHOULD SEE 
1.5 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 

THE GROUND ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA IS SATURATED FROM THE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE
PAST WEEK
...WHICH WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR RUNOFF AND FLOODING OF AREA 
ROADS AND LOW LYING REGIONS. MAJOR FLOODING IS
ALREADY BEING FORECAST FOR AREAS 
ALONG THE ILLINOIS AND SPOON RIVER OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

Forecast rainfall from 5 AM THURSDAY to 7 AM FRIDAY:

Forecast rainfall



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