Not what anyone in central Illinois necessarily wants to hear, but more potentially heavy rain could be on its way later Tuesday.

As a result, the National Weather Service in Lincoln has placed much of central Illinois under a Flash Flood Watch until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the NWS, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected Tuesday evening. About 1 inch of additional rain is expected Tuesday night. Some areas could see upwards to 2 inches. In addition to the potentially heavy rain, there is also a threat of strong and possibly severe thunderstorms tonight, especially southwest of Interstate 74, according to the NWS.

Due to the already-saturated ground, flash-flooding could develop areas that receive heavy rainfall. The NWS calls such situations “very dangerous” and urges motorists to never drive across a flooded roadway “especially at night.”

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