Flooding Reported Across Chicago Area After Heavy Rain

Scattered showers and thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Chicago area Friday afternoon. 

With the entire area under a marginal risk of severe weather Friday, a Flash Flood Warning was issued in several counties, including DeKalb, Will, Kane and Cook counties until 8:15 p.m. 

A warning was also issued in central Porter and Lake County in northwestern Indiana.

Runoff from roughly 2 to 4 inches of rainfall in the areas left several roadways flooded. 

South Holland has received hundreds of calls from residents reporting flooding. Public works crews were working to block streets where sewers can not handle the heavy amount of rain.

Southwest suburban Bolingbrook saw more than three inches of rain and Porter County in Indiana received about 3 inches of rain with wind gusts of up to 40 mph.

The Woodridge Police Department said crews in the field reported numerous flooded roadways and advised residents to avoid driving if possible.

Nearly 2 inches of rain fell in Naperville in a little more than 3 hours, officials said. 

Multiple residents experienced power outages, including 8,530 in Cook County, 1,012 in DeKalb County and 2,220 in DuPage County.  

Some storms will be capabale of producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds and funnel clouds were possible Friday, according to the National Weather Service. There was also a small chance of a brief tornado forming with some of the stronger storms, forecasters said. 

More rainfall of up to 2 inches is possible in the area throughout the day as temperatures Friday and Saturday remain below average in the upper-70s and low-80s.

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