Lawrence Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:23 PM CDT on September 01, 2014

...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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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