[7:45 PM Update] An axis of extremely heavy rainfall continues this evening near the I-80 corridor. Flash Flooding is expected w/ hourly rainfall rates of 1-2" (locally higher) per hour. DO NOT drive through flooded roadways. A strong-severe threat exists. I-80 & S. pic.twitter.com/Ikx5JU8kR0— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) September 28, 2019
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 9:30 p.m. for Porter, Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana.
Here is the scene from Grundy County, between Morris and Coal City from retired NWS employee, Bill Morris. He reports that more than 4" of rain has already fallen. #ilwx @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/H47Ut6z5wu— Bill Snyder (@billyweather) September 28, 2019
Thunderstorms will produce torrential rainfall with hourly rainfall rates of one to two inches or more at times. Including rain that has already fallen, some locations may observe rainfall totals of over five inches. The (Peoria) Journal-Star reported firefighters in that city rescued two people from their homes, one with at least 2 feet of standing water. The National Weather Service says more than 2 inches of rain fell in an hour at Pontiac Airport in Livingston in south central Illinois. Updates at wgntv.com/weather
2:20PM: Just In- NWS issues a Flash Flood Watch for Chicago and most suburbs. (Watch does not include McHenry or Lake-IL counties).— Mike Hamernik (@MikeHamernik) September 27, 2019
1.5” to 3” of rain expected today with local 4”-5” totals possible. pic.twitter.com/4czTEQm11V