... Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...
The National Weather Service in St Louis has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of south central
Illinois and southwest Illinois... including the following
areas... in south central Illinois... Bond IL... Clinton IL...
Fayette IL... Marion IL... Montgomery IL and Washington IL. In
southwest Illinois... Greene IL... Macoupin IL and Randolph IL.
* Through this evening
* periods of shower and thunderstorms are expected through this
evening. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches can be expected... with
locally higher amounts possible.
* Heavy rainfall may result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and possibly dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger streams
and rivers will also be possible.
A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible but not
imminent in the watch area. People in the watch area should be
aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Check your preparedness requirements... especially if you live in
flood prone areas. Stay informed... and be ready for quick action
if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.
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Statement as of 2:36 AM CDT on May 30, 2015