Flood Warnings were issued for numerous rivers in the Chicago area as a rainy Monday kicked off the start of what is expected to be a very wet week.
The warnings were issued for the Fox River at Mongomery in Kane and Kendall Counties and at Dayton in LaSalle County, the Kankakee River at Shelby in Lake County in Illinois and Newton County in Indiana, the DuPage River near Warrenville in DuPage County, the East Branch DuPage River at Bolingbrook in Will County, and the Illinois River at LaSalle in LaSalle and Putnam Counties.
Most of the warnings take effect Monday evening and continue through Wednesday evening, with minor flooding expected. The East Branch DuPage River warning begins monday afternoon and continues through Wednesday morning and the Illinois River alert begins Tuesday afternoon and continues through Friday afternoon.
Monday started the work week wet, as showers developed overnight to make for a messy morning commute.
The rain is expected to move east and end in the metro area early Monday afternoon and in northwest Indiana by 1 or 2 p.m. CST.
The rest of the day is expected to be overcast, damp and cool with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s by the lake, reaching low to mid 50s inland and mid to upper 50s south of I-80.
Tuesday begins overcast, breezy, damp and chilly again, with more showers and isolated storms likely, particularly in the afternoon and evening.
Highs will be in the 40s from north to south across the area, but mid and upper 50s in far southern counties.
Another round of stronger storms is possible overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, when the morning showers and storms could potentially be strong to severe early on.
Wednesday turns mostly cloudy and milder with highs in the mid to upper 60s, though a few more showers and storms could return late afternoon and evening.
And as if that wasn't enough rain, Thursday morning looks to be cloudy with a few lingering showers possible before clouds break for partial sun in the afternoon.