A flood warning has been issued for the Sangamon River as heavy rains threaten to push it out of its banks. That warning affects the Sangamon River at Riverton and Petersburg.
The river is expected to crest Saturday, just slightly above flood stage… and the floodwaters will mostly affect farmland. Emergency officials do advise people near the river to use caution and pay attention to river levels over the next several days.
[Meanwhile, a flash flood watch remains in effect for the 970 WMAY listening area through early Friday morning.]