Heavy Rain and Some Damage Reported From Storms

Heavy rains caused more than just some flooding in the region.

Storm reports submitted to the National Weather Service indicate a number of portions of Knox County had reports of downed trees or tree branches from the storms that ended yesterday morning.

There were a few instances of power outages in Galesburg, along with downed power lines as well, but other than the branches, there were no serious reports of damage.

Across most of the area, the storms between Tuesday and Wednesday dumped over three inches of rain. The Weather Service says between midnight and about 7am Wednesday, Galesburg received almost three inches of rain alone.

Most area rain totals Wednesday alone were in the three-inch range. But not far from here in Schuyler County’s Rushville, the Weather Service says over seven inches of rain had fallen as of 7am yesterday. Avon in Fulton County reported just over four inches of rain. The Spoon River at London Mills is under a flood warning until late tonight.

There is a chance of rain in the forecast tomorrow, but the big weather story at least for a few days will be a preview of fall. Highs will be in the 60’s today through Monday, with the 70’s returning starting Tuesday.

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