Updated 06/26/13 – 1:36 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Continuous heavy rainfall for several hours Wednesday morning caused flooding in several northern suburbs, and forced state police to shut down part of the Edens Expressway.
Several Metra commuter trains also were halted during the morning rush hour commute due to flooded tracks.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 4:30 p.m. for Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry and Boone counties. Rain spotters had reported 3 to 6 inches of rain in some areas from the slow-moving thunderstorms, with heavy rainfall.
A flash flood watch also is in effect until 7 p.m. Chicago time in Boone, Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois; as well as Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter counties in Indiana.