A sunny start to the day will give way to increasing clouds as the
next system approaches. Rain and thunderstorms are expected to
develop Thursday evening from west to east.
An extended period of
rain is possible through Friday into Friday evening as a warm front
becomes established across south-central Illinois.
There is a slight risk of severe storms, with the focus being
late Friday afternoon and evening, ahead of an advancing cold front.
Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary hazards.
Heavy rain and flooding will be possible, due to an abundance of
Gulf moisture for this system. Areas southeast of Interstate 70 will
have the higher potential for flooding, but all areas of central
Illinois have saturated ground in place already.
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[Text from National Weather Service,