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.
Official: Flood Risk On Fox, Des Plaines Rivers May Not Be As Bad As FearedAs wet as it has been in the Chicago area, Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Kent McKenzie said it has been drier than anticipated in Wisconsin, where both rivers originate.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Far Northwestern SuburbsA severe thunderstorm warning has been issued this morning for Boone, McHenry and Winnebago counties in the far northwestern suburbs. A flood warning is also in effect in parts of Lake County.
Wind Advisory Over For Chicago Area, Flood Warning ContinuesA high wind advisory that had been in place for parts of the Chicago area for much of the day has been cancelled, but a lakeshore flood warning remains in effect until early Wednesday, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Sandy's Winds And Rain Cause Flood Warnings, Flight And Train CancellationsAs Hurricane Sandy barrels down on the East Coast, Chicago is also feeling its effects, with flights and trains cancelled and people being urged to stay away from the lakefront due to a flood warning.