Weather

County,
Flood Watch issued December 21 at 3:15AM CST until December 22 at 12:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Expires: midnight on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING POSSIBLE...
.A STALLED FRONT AND AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL SERVE AS THE
FOCUS FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO AT TIMES HEAVY RAIN
THROUGH THIS EVENING. 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER
AMOUNTS...ARE FORECAST ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL
MISSOURI AS WELL AS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS. THE AREA
OF GREATEST CONCERN ARE THOSE LOCATIONS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A
CENTERVILLE...FARMINGTON...STE GENEVIEVE...SALEM ILLINOIS LINE.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS RAIN MAY LEAD TO FLOODING OF LOW LYING
AND POORLY DRAINED AREAS...AS WELL AS TO CREEKS...STREEKS...AND
SMALLER RIVERS.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...IN ILLINOIS...BOND IL...CLINTON IL...FAYETTE IL...
JERSEY IL...MACOUPIN IL...MADISON IL...MARION IL...MONROE
IL...MONTGOMERY IL...RANDOLPH IL...ST. CLAIR IL AND
WASHINGTON IL. IN MISSOURI...CRAWFORD MO...FRANKLIN MO...
GASCONADE MO...IRON MO...JEFFERSON MO...MADISON MO...OSAGE
MO...REYNOLDS MO...ST. CHARLES MO...ST. FRANCOIS MO...ST.
LOUIS CITY MO...ST. LOUIS MO...STE. GENEVIEVE MO...WARREN MO
AND WASHINGTON MO.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN THROUGH THIS
EVENING MAY LEAD TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF. WIDESPREAD RAINS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
* FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POORLY DRAINED AREAS...AS WELL AS
STREAMS...CREEKS AND SMALLER RIVERS...IS POSSIBLE.

See more at NOAA