Flash Flood Watch expanded to include additional counties in northeast Illinois


The National Weather Service in 
  Chicago has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include 
  portions of northern Illinois,
  including DeKalb, Ford, Grundy, 
  Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall,
  and Will Counties (dark-green-shaded 
  on the highlighted map).

* Through Wednesday morning

* Showers and thunderstorms are expected to spread over the watch
  area by mid evening and these storms will be capable of
  producing heavy rainfall rates of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour.

* Runoff from this heavy rainfall on already saturated ground
  may result in areas of flash flooding, along with additional
  rises on area rivers.
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