Central Illinois: Heavy Rains Forecasted, Up to 4 Inches Possible West of I-55 This Weekend


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Springfield, IL – A turbulent weather system is slated to sweep through Central Illinois, carrying with it the potential for up to four inches of rainfall west of Interstate 55 over the coming weekend. 

The National Weather Service has issued alerts for the region, highlighting the likelihood of heavy rain starting Friday and continuing through Sunday night. With the saturated grounds from recent showers, the additional heavy rainfall may lead to localized flooding.

In anticipation of the storms, officials advise residents to monitor local forecasts and prepare for severe conditions. The expected deluge is part of a larger storm system set to bring not only rain but also strong to severe storms capable of producing hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. 

Motorists are urged to exercise caution, especially those in high-profile vehicles, as gusty winds are likely to make travel hazardous on east-west roadways. Community members are also reminded to secure outdoor items to prevent them from being tossed about by the predicted high winds.


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