Large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes will be possible
with the strongest storms.
Heavy rains falling on saturated ground
will set the stage for possible flash flooding. A flash flood watch
was in effect for areas north of a line from Rushville to
Bloomington until noon today. Rainfall totals up to 2 inches were
possible, falling on already saturated ground.
Much colder air will flow into Illinois tonight as northwest
winds increase to 20 to 30 mph. The cold high pressure behind the
cold front will keep temperatures below normal all the way until
Minor to moderate river flooding will continue along the Illinois
and Spoon rivers over the next week. Additional river flooding of
other rivers in central Illinois is likely after the rains today and
(See maps below.)
[Text from file received from
Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency Management Agency]