Severe weather raked across central-Illinois and parts of Indiana Sunday. The National Weather Service is reporting tornado damage, but flooding is the big concern on Monday morning.
Flash flooding remains a possibility in most parts of Central Illinois today following a wave of storms Sunday that dropped more than 6 inches of rain in some areas. A barn in Champaign County was destroyed.
Rainfall amounts range from 1.5 all the way up to six inches. Wellington received 3.6 inches in Iroquois County. Some trees were uprooted and utility poles and power lines were reported down. Motorists need to be aware of debris on roadways.
NWS meteorologist Ed Shimon reported McLean County receiving 2 to 3 inches in most parts, but there are some areas like near Danvers that have received close to 6 inches. He said the problem is that there is more on the way.
There's been no official report from Iroquois County. Some road commissioners are reporting downed trees and power lines. Vermilion County EMA officials report a building collapse in Danville. No word on the cause, but it was raining very hard at the time. Barricades are up on North Walnut Street where the downtown building came down. Several Danville streets were flooded.
At the McLean County EMA office, Curtis Hawk reported no major damage.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible for Monday, mainly after 1 p.m. The high is expected to be 84 degrees, and because of the rain, it also likely will be very humid, forecasters said.
There is no threat of rain for Tuesday through Thursday, but temperatures are expected to climb steadily toward the 90-degree mark by Thursday.
The NWS has since issued a Flood Warning for the Iroquois River at Iroquois affecting Iroquois River and near Foresman, Indiana affecting Newton County. This extends into Friday.