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Heavy rain causes flooding, heavy traffic delays

Flash flood warnings continue until 4:30 pm for much of the north and northwest portions of the Chicago Metro area.

The rain will continue to diminish for the next few hours but more showers and thunderstorms could develop later this afternoon or this evening.

 

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Many area roads have been closed by flooding this morning- Conditions may have changed since these reports were received

  • Wheeling-Wheeling  Road between Hintz and Dundee
  • Glenview- West Lake and Shermer closed due to flooding
  • Edens Expressway flooding between Pratt and Montrose
  • Barrington- Route 22 and Kelsey Road  flooded
  • Des Plaines- Wolf and Golf  flooded
  • Morton Grove- Dempster between Waukegan and Harlem flooded
  • Barrington- Route 14 closed between Route 59 and Lake Cook Road
  • Des Plaines- Dempster and Dee Roads flooded with 1 foot of standing water
  • Chicago- Belmont ramp to Northbound Lake Shore Drive flooded
  • Harwood Heights 3.22 inches

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A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 11:30 a.m. for Lake, McHenry and Northern Cook Counties.

IDOT with latest traffic conditions, closures due to flooding

Raw footage of floods in the Cook County village of Palatine early Wednesday morning.

Raw footage of the streets of Chicago as heavy rains and flash floods hit some areas Wednesday morning. (WGN-TV)

Up to three inches of rain has fallen since 3 a.m. over some of Chicago’s northern suburbs.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 11:30 a.m. for Lake, McHenry and Northern Cook Counties.

Damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall are all possible as more clusters of thunderstorms are expected to move across the region today.

There will continue to be a slight risk of some severe storms today as warm and muggy conditions persist.  Temperatures are expected to top out near seasonal averages as more cloud cover keeps things a touch cooler.

The chance for rain dies down tonight, but the chance for widely scattered showers and storms will continue through the rest of the workweek as humid conditions stick around.

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