Randolph

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 11:09 PM CDT on September 1, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am CDT Tuesday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Illinois and Missouri... including the following
counties... in Illinois... Bond IL... Calhoun IL... Clinton IL...
Fayette IL... Greene IL... Jersey IL... Macoupin IL... Madison
IL... Marion IL... Monroe IL... Montgomery IL... Randolph IL...
St. Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri... Callaway MO...
Cole MO... Crawford MO... Franklin MO... Gasconade MO... Iron
MO... Jefferson MO... Lincoln MO... Madison MO... Moniteau MO...
Montgomery MO... Osage MO... Pike MO... Reynolds MO... St.
Charles MO... St. Francois MO... St. Louis city MO... St. Louis
MO... Ste. Genevieve MO... Warren MO and Washington MO.

* Until 7 am CDT Tuesday

* thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall are expected to train
over the area tonight. Widespread rainfall amounts between
1.5 and 2 inches are expected... with localized rainfalls of 3
to 4 inches. Areas along and south of the Interstate 44
corridor in Missouri... and along and south of the Interstate
70 corridor in Illinois are expected to get the heaviest
amounts of rain tonight.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible but not
imminent in the watch area. People in the watch area should be
aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Check your preparedness requirements... especially if you live in
flood prone areas. Stay informed... and be ready for quick action
if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.





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