...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening through Tuesday morning...
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Illinois...east central Illinois and southeast Illinois...including the following areas...in central Illinois...Shelby. In east central Illinois...Clark...Coles...Cumberland and Edgar. In southeast Illinois...Clay...Crawford...Effingham...Jasper... Lawrence and Richland.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Tuesday morning
* thunderstorms will develop across the watch area this evening...then will become more numerous overnight. Rainfall rates may exceed 2 inches per hour at times within stronger storms...producing an enhanced risk of flash flooding. Showers and thunderstorms will gradually taper off and come to an end by Tuesday morning.
* The high rainfall rates expected with these storms may lead to flash flooding of low-lying and flood-prone areas...such as ditches...viaducts...and small creeks and streams.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.