Depending on where you are in the area, you have potentially hazardous weather of one sort or another on the way.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Adams, Brown and Pike counties in Illinois and the Missouri counties of Audrain, Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Pike.

Officially, the watch runs from 6 a.m. Friday till 6 a.m. Saturday.

Forecasters are calling for two to three inches of heavy rainfall during the watch period, with the possibility of flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas, with ultimately dangerous flash flooding on smaller creeks and streams.

Mixed precipitation is also a possibility Friday night through Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Hancock and McDonough counties in Illinois are under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday, with south wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour, causing downed limbs and power outages.

And, Clark and Scotland counties in Missouri join Hancock and McDonough in a Winter Storm Watch from midnight Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Forecasters say rain could change to freezing rain late Friday night and changing to snow late Saturday afternoon before ending Saturday night.


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