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Flash flood warning for Ford and Iroquois counties extended

The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood warning until 6 p.m. Thursday night for Ford and Iroquois counties.

Area emergency management agencies and law enforcement report that several roads remain closed due to flooding from runoff, after 3 to 5 inches of heavy rainfall hit the area overnight.

Updated: flash flood watch issued for East Central Illinois

New 3:55 p.m. Tuesday:

Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate flash flood watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

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Original story:

A flash flood watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

Rain kept many off courses

The end of June couldn't come soon enough for the folks running local golf courses.

The month's record-breaking rainfall drenched links across East Central Illinois, sending personnel scrambling to keep fairways and greens dry and even close their courses due to the wet stuff.

Constant rain a constant headache for boating, fishing

It was a perfect summer day to float the Middle Fork River — sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s.

Local Pakistanis fear for relatives stuck in oppressive heat

URBANA — Zainab Susi of Mahomet was talking on FaceTime with her sister in Pakistan on Friday morning and complained about the heavy rains that day.

Meanwhile, her sister was in the midst of a scorching heat wave in Karachi.

"She said, 'I wish we could get this rain,'" Susi said of her sister's response. "I wish I could just send this rain to them."

Updated: multiple flood advisories issued for East Central Illinois

New 3:50 p.m. Friday:

A flood advisory for urban and small streams has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 11 p.m. Friday.

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New 2:15 p.m. Friday:

A flood advisory has been issued for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt and central Piatt counties until 6 p.m. Friday.  More from the National Weather Service:

Flash flood watch issued for northern counties

A flash flood watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.

More from the National Weather Service:

New: tornado watch issued for area counties

New 4:07 p.m. Monday:

A tornado watch has been issued for Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Coles, Douglas, Moultrie, Piatt and Ford counties until 11 p.m. Monday.

You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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Updated: Friday flooding updates

New 4:15 p.m. Friday:

From the Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency:

Flash flood warning issued for northern counties

A flash flood warning has been issued for north central Ford County and Iroquois County until 9 p.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service said two inches of rain have already fallen in these areas as of 3 p.m. Thursday, and two more inches are possible.  This will lead to flash flooding.

You should not drive over a flooded roadway and secure outdoor items.