Flash flood watch expanded to include far south portions of the metro area

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Colfax and Smith blocked off in Palatine due to flooding

Area shaded in dark green indicates counties under a flash flood watch.



The National Weather Service in Chicago has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Illinois and Indiana,
including the following counties:  in Illinois… Ford, Iroquois,
Kankakee, and Livingston. In Indiana… Benton, Jasper, and

* Through Thursday morning.

* Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall rates of over one inch per
hour are expected to move across portions of central Illinois
and northwest Indiana overnight into early Thursday morning.


A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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