Flash flood watch issued for portions of Chicagoland


A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of the Chicago metropolitan area as waves of rain and thunderstorms continue into Sunday evening.

Rainfall totals of 2-4″ are expected, with higher totals possible.

The Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 3 a.m. Monday across Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. Illinois counties include Cook, DuPage, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois, Kendall, Grundy, La Salle and Livingston. Counties in Northwest Indiana include Lake, Newton, Jasper and Porter.

A Lakeshore Flood Advisory takes effect 7 p.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Monday for central and northern Cook and Lake counties. As a result, trails, parks and low-lying areas along the immediate Lake Michigan shore may flood.

Winds up to 50 mph should also produce large waves.

A Wind Advisory is also in effect from midnight Monday through 3 p.m. for central/northern Cook and Lake counties. East winds gusts should reach 45-50 mph.

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