Record rain in central Illinois will cause the Illinois River to rise

Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The massive storm system resulting in historic snow in the upper Midwest has given central Illinois a couple of records as well.

On Wednesday, 1.4 inches of rain was recorded at Peoria International Airport and that broke the daily rainfall record of 1 inch set in 1990.

Lincoln shattered its daily rainfall record with 3.6 inches which is also the record for the most rain in a single day in the month of February.

Most of McLean County received 2 inches of rain including Heyworth which saw 2.8 inches.

Rain totals
Rain totals(25 News Now)

Heavy rain in northern Illinois will affect the Illinois river the next several days. Projected crest information indicates minor flooding could occur at LaSalle, Henry, Peoria, Havana and Beardstown.

The flood stage at Peoria is 18 feet and the river is scheduled to crest at 18 1/2 feet early next week.