The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Northern Marion County in south central Illinois…
Southern Fayette County in south central Illinois…
* Until 1130 AM CDT Tuesday.
* At 525 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have
already fallen in the past one to two hours. Flash flooding is
expected to begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Salem, Vandalia, St. Elmo, Kinmundy, Brownstown, Patoka, Farina,
Omega, Fairman, Stephen Forbes Station, Shobonier, Avena, Tonti, La
Clede, Pittsburg, Shafter, St. Peter, Alma, Vernon and Loogootee.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area in the next two hours.
This includes the following highways…
Interstate 70 in Illinois between exits 61 and 76.
Interstate 57 in Illinois between exits 127 and 135.