Flash Flood Warning issued for 7 Illinois counties, including Cook

CHICAGO -- The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended a Flash Flood Warning until 4:15 p.m. for:

  • Northern Kendall County in northeastern Illinois
  • Northwestern Will County in northeastern Illinois
  • Kane County in northeastern Illinois
  • DuPage County in northeastern Illinois
  • Northeastern Cook County in northeastern Illinois

Just after 10 a.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Around one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Chicago, Aurora, Naperville, Cicero, Evanston, Bolingbrook, Skokie, Des Plaines, Oak Lawn, Berwyn, Wheaton, Oak Park, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Romeoville, Plainfield, Park Ridge and Calumet City.

Including the following interstates:

  • I-55 between mile markers 265 and 294.
  • I-57 between mile markers 352 and 358.
  • I-88 between mile markers 102 and 140.
  • I-94 between mile markers 39 and 70.
  • I-290 between mile markers 12 and 29.
  • I-294 between mile markers 39 and 70.
  • I-355 between mile markers 10 and 26.

The Wauconda Police Department's phone lines aren't working properly due to the severe weather.

If you call the main number of the WPD, you won't be able to make a police report.

To file a report, you have to call this number: 847-438-2349. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The National Weather Service advises drivers to turn around when encountering flooded roads.

Six Flags Great America closed for the day around 1 p.m. due to flooding in the area. Earlier in the day, the park said they would open at noon.

Go to wgntv.com/weather for the latest updates.