The heavy rains have arrived and will be sticking around for a while. The heavy rains and thunderstorms kicked in overnight and the steady to, at times, heavy rain has stayed with us all this morning and will continue. Weather Underground (available on our website at www.vandaliaradio.com) shows a 75% chance or better for rain thru the morning hours today, but they do show the possibility of a break in the afternoon today. Then, rain chances of 75% or better return for tonight and into the overnight hours. We remain under a Flash Flood Watch throughout the weekend and there is now a Flood Warning for the Kaskaskia River in Vandalia, as the river is expected to go above it’s 18 foot flood stage over this weekend and crest more than 10 feet above flood stage on Tuesday morning.