This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.The Chicago area has received nearly a month’s worth of precipitation in just the past four days. And there’s more to come. A Flash Flood Watch and Warnings have been issued for several Chicago-area counties. The precipitation numbers include the water equivalent moisture from Saturday’s snowfall. This has caused the ground to become saturated. Additional heavy rains with 1 inch to 2.5 inches will likely cause localized flooding in the watch area, especially in poor drainage areas. Occasional thunderstorms will also be possible at times, producing cloud to ground lightning and torrential rainfall in some areas. Water across roads will make traveling difficult. Road closures are possible along with rapid rises on area rivers, streams, creeks and retention ponds are also possible. Be sure your sump pumps are plugged in and turned on.