Cooler air is overspreading the Chicago area this evening as this afternoon’s batch of thunderstorms is fading away.
Cooler air is overspreading the Chicago area this evening as this
afternoon’s batch of thunderstorms is fading away. Flood advisories
were issued after this afternoon’s heavy rain and will remain in effect
for much of the area until 9pm when they will expire.
Heavy rainfall reported at Algonquin late this afternoon where a 1.50 inch cloudburst fell in just 20 minutes.
Band of thunderstorms with heavy rain setting up from Elgin to
Belvidere. Heavy rainfall and flooding could occur with these storms.
The storms are lined up along a northwest-southeast line from the
Rockford area in north-central Illinois to southern portions of Newton
and Jasper counties in west-central Indiana.
So far the storms have been strong, producing penny-size hail, gusty winds to 50 mph and heavy downpours.
The Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office has issued an
Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory until 8:30PM CDT this evening for Cook, DeKalb, Du Page, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, and Will Counties and
the eastern portion of Ogle County and northern Iroquois County.
A string of thunderstorms continues along and south of Interstate-88
from Freeport to De Kalb east-southeast with the bulk of the storms
tracking just to the north of Joliet. Storms are moving southeast
through southern Kane and Du Page and northern Kendall Counties –
spreading into eastern Will and northern Kankakee Counties in the next