Central Illinois under flash flood watch through Sunday morning

Saturday night will stay dry in Western New York with cloudy skies, but rain expected to move over N. PA.

Flash flood watches this morning stretch from Arkansas to Maryland.

Rain, heavy at times, will continue into Monday, according to the weather service. This "lift" basically increases the area of rain over Missouri and IL, leading to a heavy rain threat for much of Friday night through Saturday. Most of the rain will fall on Saturday with the heaviest Saturday evening. Rainfall coverage will be wide-spread by late afternoon and early evening reaching almost 70% of the area. Everyone in central in needs to be aware that Flash Flooding is a danger this weekend and you should not drive through a flooded roadway. Ponding on area roadways is possible everywhere, including during the Monday morning commute.

This rain will also keep temperatures on the cool side.

The rain will start to slowly taper off Monday mid afternoon, but still scattered showers expected through Tuesday morning. The additional lift created by the low pressure will aid in more widespread rain and increase the rainfall rates. Cooling is expected throughout the day, to the lower 60s by evening.

  • Joey Payne