Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Severe weather possible this evening and night;
flash flooding expected

From National Weather Service in Lincoln, 6:09 a.m. Thursday

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[April 03, 2014]  The Lincoln office of the National Weather Service released the following weather outlook:

According to the National Weather Service office in Lincoln, a flood watch is in effect through Friday morning for the central and east-central Illinois counties of Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Logan, Macon, Menard, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, Shelby and Vermilion.

Thursday and Thursday night

A warm front will continue to lift into the area Thursday, with scattered thunderstorms continuing. Then a strong cold front will bring widespread thunderstorms Thursday night. There is a slight risk that some of these storms could become severe. The main severe threats are large hail and damaging winds, with a few tornadoes possible.

Heavy rainfall Thursday and Thursday night will bring an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain to the area, on top of the 1 to 2 inches that occurred Wednesday and Wednesday night. These heavy rains will cause flooding on some area rivers and streams.

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Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

Spotter information statement

Spotter activation will be likely later Thursday afternoon and again Thursday night.


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[Text from National Weather Service, Lincoln office]

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