(NEWTON/OLNEY) As to the flooding, which will continue this week along the major rivers and creeks in downstate Illinois. Most of the smaller tributaries are somewhat back to normal. According to the National Weather Service, the downstate precipitation totals from last Wednesday through early yesterday, on Sunday, averaged from 8 to 11 inches of rain falling in portions of Clay, Richland, and Lawrence Counties with most of the rain in all cases falling late Friday night through the day Saturday and ending into Saturday evening. Portions of Edwards, Wabash, Wayne, and Marion Counties also recorded areas of 8 to 11 inches with other counties to the south and west with an average of 4 to 6 inches of rain. The Richland County rainfall totals ranged from an average of 10 inches in the Noble area to 8 to 10 inches around the East Fork Lake area in Olney and 6 to 8 inches of rain in Olney itself. Here at our National Weather Service Weather Station at the WVLN-WSEI studios we recorded a total 72-hour amount of just over 5.50 inches of rain. The Newton area total came in at around 5 inches of rain while spots in Effingham County recorded 3 inches or less and most locations along and north of Interstate 70 had 2 to 3 inches of rain. Regardless of the amounts, flooding will continue in certain areas this week throughout the region.