Severe Storm Threats End, But Flooding Risks Remain Along Des Plaines And Fox RiversStorms have cleared out for most of the Chicago area, but flooding risks remain along parts of the Fox and Des Plaines Rivers for the next few days as runoff continues to swell local waterways.
NWS Issues Lakeshore Flood WarningStrong winds will result in waves of 12 to 18 feet.
Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms EndFlood warnings and advisories remained in effect for many Chicago area rivers Wednesday morning, as water continued to rise in the wake of heavy rains and melting snow across the region.
Flooding From Steady Storms Closes Several Chicago Area RoadsThe National Weather Service has issued a flood warning through 10:45 a.m. for most of the Chicago area, and a flood watch through late Tuesday night.
Flooding Concerns Linger As Rain Continues Across Chicago AreaRainfall won’t be as heavy or consistent on Monday as it was on Saturday, but there will be several waves of showers through the morning.
Flood Watch In Effect As Rains, Winds Continue To Hit ChicagoThe National Weather Service continued Sunday the issued Flood Watches, Warnings and Advisories for the Chicagoland area.
Record Rain Soaked Chicago Area, Prompting Flood WarningsThursday’s wet weather in Chicago broke a record, as 1.84 inches of rain fell over the course of the day.
Dense Fog, Possible Flooding In Store For Morning CommuteA flood warning is in effect for the Chicago region until 7:45 a.m., while a dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Closes Taste Of Chicago Saturday A storm moving through the Chicago area dropping heavy rain has prompted flood warnings from the National Weather Service and closed the Taste of Chicago on Saturday.
Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Chicago AreaThunderstorms began moving through north and northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, bringing wind gusts of up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and occasional heavy downpours.
U.S. 41 Reopens In Lake Bluff; Flooding Still A Threat ElsewhereThough some of the flooding from Monday’s thunderstorms has receded, the Des Plaines River was still overflowing its banks on Wednesday, and the North Branch of the Chicago River was near flood stage in some areas, with more rain on the way Wednesday evening.
High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some RiversHigh winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.