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A slow moving thunderstorm dumped 2 to 3.75 inches of rain in just two hours Friday night in Tazewell County, causing some flooding.

Some hail accompanied the storm, but no damage was reported.

Brad Churchill, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, said the storm seemed localized to Tazewell County, and was hard to predict because it was staying in that area.

“It developed there, and just sat there,” said Churchill.

Jerry Zuercher, assistant director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency, said Illinois 9 near Tremont flooded, slowing traffic but not closing the road. Flooding of streets was also reported in Tremont and Morton.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln also said Mud Creek overflowed its bank around U.S. 150.

The rain started about 5:30 p.m. The storm was expected to drop 3 to 5 inches of rain over the rest of the night.

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