All the rain that has fallen this week has to go somewhere, and CBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis reports some areas in the far northern suburbs might have had up to 5 inches of rain in recent days. Almost all of the Chicago area picked up 1 to 3 inches.
River flooding could be a concern, as a result, with warnings and advisories along just about every river in the area. It will take a few days for all that water to eventually move downstream.
Flooding also is a concern along Lake Michigan. A lakeshore flood advisory is in effect for Cook County and northwest Indiana through 10 p.m. Thursday. A lakeshore flood warning is in effect for north suburban Lake County through 4 p.m. Thursday.
Luckily, the forecast is dry for the next couple days, with a high in the low 50s on Thursday, the low 60s on Friday, and the mid 70s on Saturday.
A chance for rain returns on Sunday as temperatures drop back into the 60s, with another chance for showers on Tuesday.
Highs will range from the upper 50s through the low 60s next week.