Cass, Champaign, Christian,
Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas,
Edgar, Effingham, Fulton, Jasper, Knox, Lawrence, Logan,
Macon, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Morgan, Moultrie,
Peoria, Piatt, Richland, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby,
Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion and Woodford.
An area of low pressure over
Oklahoma will move into southern Illinois by this evening. A
warm front associated with the low will slowly move northward
today, triggering showers and thunderstorms. The rain will
spread north and east across Illinois today and persist into
the overnight hours.
There is a potential for heavy
rainfall and flash flooding today and tonight, as most areas
will see 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with locally higher
amounts by this evening.
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People in the watch area
should continue to be aware of the possibility for heavy
rainfall. Avoid low-lying areas and be careful when
approaching highway dips and underpasses.
distributed at 10:07 a.m. Monday]