Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 4:15 am CDT on July 1, 2016, expires at: 7:00 AM CDT on July 04, 2016
  • ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning through Monday morning... The National Weather Service in St Louis has expanded the
  • Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Illinois and Missouri...including the following in ...Illinois...Monroe IL...Saint Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri...Cole MO... Crawford MO...Franklin MO...Gasconade MO...Jefferson MO... Moniteau MO...Osage MO and Washington MO.
  • From Saturday morning through Monday morning
  • a stalled frontal boundary across southern Missouri and southern Illinois this weekend will act as the focus for several rounds of showers and thunderstorms from Saturday through Sunday night. Locations north of Interstate 44 in Missouri and Interstate 70 in Illinois appear most likely to receive the heaviest rainfall. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are likely in the watch area with higher amounts possible.
  • 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 is advanced notice that conditions are favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the watch area...especially in flood prone areas...should use this time to make preparations just in case. Stay informed...and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.
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