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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

Hurricane Beryl’s remnants to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

Meteorologists in Illinois are closely tracking Hurricane Beryl, as the storm’s remnants are forecasted to sweep through the state from late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Beryl touched down in Texas early Monday as a Category 1 hurricane. It was quickly downgraded to a tropical cyclone and shifted northeast towards Illinois.

The aftermath of Hurricane Beryl is set to bring significant rainfall to central and southeast Illinois, particularly south of a line extending from Litchfield to Danville, where rainfall could surpass 3 inches.

This heavy rainfall could lead to localized flooding, especially in areas with poor drainage and in city settings. Small bodies of water like streams and creeks may rapidly rise and overflow their banks. This could result in road closures, damage to buildings, and potential soil erosion.

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