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Flood Watch

A woman struggles with her umbrella amid strong winds in Chicago on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some Rivers

High 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.

02/21/2014

Storms sweep into Chicago around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. (CBS)

Strong Rains, Potential Flooding For Chicago Area

A wave of strong storms will be sweeping though the Chicago area Wednesday and Thursday, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on and off.

04/17/2013

Palatine Flooding

Latest Storms Spark Lightning Fires; Flood Threat Continues

The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011