Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms En Route

Flooding expected in several Chicago-area counties

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John Hancock

The Chicago-area is expected to get hit with heavy rain and thunderstorms Sunday night.

The storms are expected to arrive after 4:00 p.m. with the heaviest rain falling between 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m., Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, colder air is likely to move in creating freezing rain and icy roads Monday morning.

The storm will be moving in from the south/southeast and there's a chance some areas may get up to two inches of rain, according to the agency.

The NWS has issued a flood advisory for areas surrounding the Des Plains River in Cook County, the East Branch of the DuPage River in Will County, the Fox River in Kane and Kendall Counties, Kankakee River in Kankakee, Grundy and Will Counties and the Mazon River in Grundy County.

Severe weather alerts have also been issued in parts of Illinois.

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