Heavy rain across Chicago area causes messy morning commute, power outages

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CHICAGO — Overnight storms continue across the Chicago area Friday morning, causing a messy commute and power outages.

Heavy rain, winds and lightning moved into the area Thursday night, and are expected to continue throughout the early morning hours.

There are multiple trouble spots on the roads:

  • NB LSD at North Ave – right lane blocked w/ a tree branch on the road
  • NB I-65 near Ridge – road sign blew onto the expressway

The CTA Yellow Line has been temporarily suspended Friday due to debris on the train tracks.

As of 6 a.m. Friday, ComEd reported over 15,000 people were without power.

Hot and humid conditions are expected Friday with isolated thunderstorms Friday afternoon, temperatures to reach lower 90s. Scattered thunderstorms continue tonight with mostly cloudy conditions, temperatures in the lower 70s.

For the latest weather updates, go to wgnv.com/weather.

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