Updated: multiple weather advisories issued

Updated 1:30 p.m.:

The flood advisory for Macon and DeWitt Counties has been canceled.

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A small stream advisory has been issued for southern Vermilion County until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

At 10:39, radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the warned area.  An estimated three inches of rain has already fallen, and another inch is possible.  Runoff from the rain will cause minor flooding to occur, especially along small streams and near low water crossings.  Locations that will be impacted include Catlin, Fairmount, Georgetown, Ridge Farm, Sidell and Westville.

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An urban and small stream flood advisory has been issued for northern Macon and southwestern DeWitt County until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

At 10:03 a.m., the National Weather Service detected minor flooding in the area.  Also, the Macon County Emergency Management Agency reported minor flooding in Decatur.  Other areas that will be impacted include Forsyth, Harristown, Kenney, Long Creek, Maroa and Warrensburg.

So if you come upon a flooded roadway, turn around and find another route.  Also be sure to secure or move any outdoor items near water so they don't get washed away.

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A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for northeastern DeWitt, northern Piatt, southeastern McLean, and western Champaign Counties until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

At 9:23 a.m. Wednesday, National Weather Service doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 4 miles east of LeRoy, or 17 miles southwest of Gibson City, moving southeast at 30 miles per hour.

Small hail and winds around 50 miles per hour are expected with this storm.   

People in Champaign, DeWitt, McLean, and Piatt Counties, including the cities of Farmer City, Mansfield, and Mahomet should monitor the weather situation closely. Listen for possible warnings, and be prepared to take appropriate action should severe weather threaten.

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