Flash flooding possible in Austin area Saturday night and Sunday

Remnants of 'Gordon' set to surge into the tri-state

We have avoided significant rainfall for most of the area so far this month but that changes quickly starting this evening. Not just rain, but thunderstorms could accompany the downpours. Some higher amounts could be received in some areas.

The storms come as a cold front approaches the region and then stalls to the south, bringing rainy conditions throughout the weekend.

In addition to widespread heavier rainfall locally, excessive rain to our north has resulted in higher river levels. Clouds will gradually decrease during the afternoon and evening hours, with highs topping out in the low-70s.

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Rain begins to taper off Saturday night and should end by early in the day on Sunday.

Rain totals should have no problem reaching 2"-4" over the course of Friday/Saturday/Sunday with some higher totals certainly possible. Flooding along rivers, creeks and streams will be a certainty as early as Saturday but even more unsafe is the rapid rise in water where heavy rainfall occurs, the could lead to a more life threatening FLASH FLOOD situation. Tips through Illinois Emergency Management Agency for during a flood include finding high ground, having a "go" bag ready, and to not walk through moving water.

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