Lakeshore Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory in place as heavy rains move through Chicago area


CHICAGO — Powerful winds and heavy rains are expected to last through the day Monday, as severe weather could cause flooding across the area.

High waves have shut down the Lakefront Trail from Fullerton to North, North to Ohio and 47th to 51st and North. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory is issued until 7 p.m. tonight. Large waves of 12 to16 feet are expected, along with possible flooding and dangerous conditions.

A significant amount of power outages were reported across the area. As of 6 a.m. Monday, ComEd said they had restored more than 81% of the customers who were impacted.

Today: Periods of rain tapers off into isolated lake effect showers. Wind advisory continues until 3 p.m. Gusty NE 20-30, G45 by the lake. Lakefront Flood Advisory until 11 p.m. Monday night due to strong battering waves. High: 53

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, some clearing in the far western suburbs. Breezy overnight. N 10-20, stronger gusts by the lake. Low: 43

Tuesday: A few possible morning showers, partly cloudy by the afternoon. NE 10-20, decreasing in the afternoon. High: 56.

Extended outlook looks dry for Tuesday afternoon and most of Wednesday. Some possible rain returns Wednesday night and last on/off through Friday but warmer temperatures. Drier weather is expected for Halloween weekend. Highs might end up right around 60 in the afternoons but chilly overnight conditions. 

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