Outdoor warning sirens could be heard Monday at about 7:30 p.m. around the area.

Clinton County Emergency Management Director Chance Kness said the National Weather Service had a tornado warning for the northern part of the county and a funnel cloud was spotted a mile west of DeWitt. Kness said this caused them to sound the sirens. He said the funnel cloud never touched down.

The NWS has a hazardous weather outlook for today. Heavy rain is likely for today and tonight. Severe storms are possible.

The weather service also has flash flood warnings out for several counties, including Clinton.

Kness said people should avoid low areas during heavy rain and should not drive through water. He said the area is having an active severe weather season. He said people need to be aware of this and be ready to take shelter when it turns bad.