Updated: Heat, flood advisories issued for area counties
New 10:30 a.m. Friday:
A flood advisory has been issued for Ford and southern Iroquois counties until 2 p.m. Friday.
Friday's rain is expected to cause some minor flooding of streams and low-lying areas. You should avoid driving over a flooded area and secure outdoor items so they're not swept away.
New 5:40 p.m. Thursday:
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Iroquois County until 11 p.m. Thursday.
A heat advisory has been issued for Macon, Moultrie, Coles and Shelby counties from 1 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service said the heat index will be in the 100 to 107 degree range in the afternoon hours.
You should take precautions to beat the heat: drink plenty of water, limit time outside, wear light and loose-fitting clothes, and be sure to check on pets, kids and the elderly.