Flood Watch Issued for Parts of Chicago Area Amid Heavy Storms – NBC Chicago

With strong to severe thunderstorms possible again Tuesday evening in the Chicago area, a flood warning has been issued for areas that have been hit by heavy rain over the past 24 hours.

According to the National Weather Service, flood watches will remain in effect in McHenry, DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Kendall and Grundy counties until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Showers and slow-moving thunderstorms are expected to hit the area Tuesday evening, and some storms could even persist into Wednesday morning.

Due to heavy rains Monday evening and Tuesday morning, saturated ground could lead to flash flooding in areas west of Interstate 57. Creeks and creeks could overflow their banks and there could be localized flooding in the streets of the region, forecasters warn. .

Elsewhere, showers and thunderstorms could bring heavy rain and gusty winds as a cold front moves toward the region, with a severe thunderstorm watch in effect in LaSalle County until midnight.

More showers could occur early Wednesday before the front finally retreats, according to officials and forecast models. Temperatures will drop to more seasonal levels, hovering around 80 degrees for several days before another chance of rain arrives Friday.

NBC Chicago

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