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CHARLESTON — A flash flood watch is in effect in portions of central Illinois, including Coles County, until 1 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service at Lincoln.

The weather service said showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and night could produce heavy rain falls. Wednesday's high temperature is 78 degrees, and half of an inch to three-fourths of an inch of rain accumulation is expected.

Another one to two inches of rain are expected to accumulate through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service at Lincoln. Temperatures will likely drop to 63 degrees.

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The weather service said storms will carry into Thursday morning, mainly before 7 a.m. with a high temperature of 77 degrees.

When the rain subsides, Thursday will be partly sunny, the National Weather Service at Lincoln said. Calm wind and some clouds will roll in Thursday night.

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Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonReporter

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Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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