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National Weather Service

If you have outdoor yard work that needs done, it will be best to finish that this weekend.

The National Weather Service says despite the heat, it will be mostly dry, particularly on Saturday.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The National Weather Service office in Paducah says its damage survey determined an EF-1 tornado hit Moors Marina along Kentucky Lake in Marshall County on Sunday.

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Illinois State Police

A low pressure system will drift into the region and stall, bringing the chance of heavy rains.

While overall rainfall amounts into the weekend may average in the 1 to 2 inch range, locally higher amounts will be possible.

Heavy Rain Could Lead to Flooding

Feb 21, 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah says Southern Illinois will get a lot of rain this week.

Meteorologist Kevin Smith says the area can expect 3.5 to 4.5 inches through Saturday.

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Illinois Farm Bureau

Governor Bruce Rauner has declared a “harvest emergency” across Illinois.

The designation means trucks carrying grain can exceed weight limits by 10 percent.

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FEMA

Nearly 40 American Red Cross workers from central and southern Illinois have been deployed to Texas to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Some parts of the Quad-State could see more than two inches of rain over the next couple of days, as what's left of Hurricane Patricia moves across the region.