STORM ALERT | Areas of heavy rain develop through Saturday

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.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist into tonight.

EARLIER: A Flash Flood Warning is in effect through 11:00 a.m. this Friday morning due to rains that have accumulated 2-3 inches in just a short period of time. Near Pensacola, Florida, more than a foot of rain has fallen in the last few days.

A widespread soaking rain is forecast for our part of Missouri and IL for the start of the weekend with scattered thunderstorms continuing to move in this afternoon.

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The remains of tropical depression Gordon will reach the Golden Horseshoe late Sunday, it says, with rain lasting through Monday. Be ready for some very wet conditions for area High School football games.

In addition to widespread heavier rainfall locally, excessive rain to our north has resulted in higher river levels. The track and timing of the low at this time suggests rather high rainfall totals through central IL and Indiana.

As the storm tracks northeast the heaviest rainfall is expected Saturday night and Sunday. Expect the possibility of flooding along regional streams and creeks, as well as in normal low lying areas. 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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