Flash Flood Watch discontinued – scattered showers and a few thunderstorms in the forecast into early next week

Update 11:30AM CDT…

The Flash Flood Watch has been discontinued. Additional showers and thunderstorms will be likely the next 24 to 48 hours, but excessive amounts leading to widespread flash flooding are not anticipated.

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A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect for the area along and north of Interstate-80 until early Saturday afternoon (dark-green-shaded area on the headlined map). The remainder of the afternoon the more intense storms will be confined to the area south of Chicago into northwest Indiana – see the Excessive Rainfall Outlook and Thunderstorm probability maps below.

Low pressure will track off to the northeast through southern Lower Michigan this afternoon carrying the associated cold front well south and east of Chicago, diminishing our chances of showers/thunderstorms over much of our area. However the front will become stationary orienting west-east across central Illinois tonight into Sunday with a continued chance of scattered showers/thunderstorms here through Sunday  into Monday

Excessive Rainfall map for Saturday…

Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Forecast

Probability of thunderstorms 3PM to 7PM Saturday…