Flash Flood Watch issued January 08 at 2:31PM CST until January 11 at 6:00AM CST by NWS

Event: Flash Flood Watch

Alert:    

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a
 
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and Missouri... including the following counties...in Illinois...Bond IL... Calhoun IL...Clinton IL...Fayette IL...Greene IL...Jersey IL... Macoupin IL...Madison IL...Marion IL...Monroe IL...Montgomery IL...Randolph IL...Saint Clair IL and Washington IL. In Missouri...Crawford MO...Franklin MO...Gasconade MO...Iron MO...Jefferson MO...Lincoln MO...Madison MO...Reynolds MO... Saint Charles MO...Saint Francois MO...Saint Louis City MO... Saint Louis MO...Sainte Genevieve MO...Warren MO and Washington MO.
 
* from Friday morning through late Friday night
 
* Widespread heavy rainfall of 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas...and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger streams and rivers will also be possible.

Instructions:    A Flash Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are favorable that may lead to flash flooding. People in the Watch area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to make preparations just in case. Stay informed, and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.

Target Area:    
Crawford
Franklin
Gasconade
Iron
Jefferson
Lincoln
Madison
Reynolds
St. Charles
St. Francois
St. Louis
St. Louis City
Ste. Genevieve
Warren
Washington

Forecast Office:    NWS Saint Louis (Eastern Missouri and West Central Illinois)

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