Storms Hit Chicago Area, Breaking Heat Wave

A round of storms moved into the Chicago area Monday evening, breaking the days-long heat wave but bringing heavy rain and flooding throughout the region. [[456119263, C]]

Following a weekend of dangerously hot weather, the Chicago area saw heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail and lightning as a line of storms moved in from Wisconsin.

Kane and McHenry counties were under a Flood Warning Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, while Cook, Kendall and Lake counties in Illinois remained under a Flood Advisory.

Flooding will continue to be a major concern, as the area recovers from several inches of rainfall and braces for more to come. [[273569591, C]]

Water-logged streets caused at least one accident in the 300 block of North Lake Shore Drive early Tuesday. Around 2 a.m., a northbound driver hydroplaned and hit another vehicle, sending the second car's driver to the hospital in stable condition and shutting down the street temporarily.

The storms and flooding weren't limited to the Chicago area - Mercyhealth Hospital on Rockton Avenue in Rockford briefly turned away patients after heavy rain flooded parts of the facility. [[485903421, C]]

The Chicago Cubs' Monday night game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was also postponed to Tuesday due to storms.

Tuesday will see another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms as temperature highs drop into the upper-70s and low-80s, where they will likely stay for the remainder of the week.

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