Flash Flood Watch Continues

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through early Saturday morning for Peoria, Tazewell, Knox, Stark, Fulton and Mason Counties. The watch will remain in effect through Saturday night for McLean, Cass, Menard, Logan and De Witt Counties.

Portions of Central Illinois received a significant amount of rain since Wednesday. Rainfall reports of 3-6 inches have been common between Peoria and Galesburg.

Here are some rainfall reports as of 6 PM Friday evening. 

Maquon: 5.50″

Cuba: 4.85″

Macomb: 4.38″

Galesburg: 4.23″

Eureka: 3.70″

Peoria (WMBD): 2.90″

Peoria International Airport: 2.13″

Normal: 1.00″

Bloomington (CIRA): 0.81″

While the intensity of the rain will likely remain light, it is expected to continue off and on through Friday night. Rain will increase in coverage on Saturday may become heavy at times south of I-74 as remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon lift across Illinois. 

Additional Rainfall Through Saturday 

Peoria: 1.0″- 2.0″

Bloomington: 1.0″- 3.0″

Pekin: 1.0″- 2.0″

Morton: 1.0″- 2.0″

Washington: 1.0″- 1.5″

East Peoria: 1.0″ – 2.0″

Eureka: 1.0″- 1.5″ 

Mackinaw: 1.0″- 2.0″ 

Pontiac: 1.0″- 1.5″

Canton: 1.0″- 2.0″ 

Havana: 1.0″- 2.0″

Galesburg: 0.50 – 1.00″

Lacon: 0.50″- 1.0″

Peru/La Salle: Trace – 0.50″ 

Kewanee: Trace – 0.50″

In addition to the rain, winds will become gusty Friday night and Saturday as the remnant low of Gordon passes to our south. Occasional wind gusts between 30 and 40 MPH from the northeast are possible between 10 pm Friday and 8 am Saturday and again from 7 pm Saturday through 6 am Sunday. The combination of an overly saturated ground and gusty winds could cause a few shallow-rooted trees to blow over. 

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