CHICAGO — The Chicago area has been drenched in rain for most of Monday.

A Flood Watch is issued for Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenry counties from 10 a.m. until midnight. 

Potential severe storms Monday; Flood Watch issued

NWS Chicago confirmed dangerous swimming conditions through Monday night into Tuesday morning as strong northernly winds sweep through south Lake Michigan beaches.

Mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds: NNE 5-10 mph. Low: 62.


Tuesday Forecast: A few lingering showers and thunderstorms then decreasing clouds. Winds: NNE/SW 5-10 mph. High 77.


Full forecast details and more at the WGN Weather Center blog

Extended outlook calls for more sunshine and temps back into the lower 80s on Wednesday and a bit muggier. Chance of showers/t’storms again on Thursday with warmer and sunnier weather expected for Friday into the weekend with highs getting close to 90.