Second Round of Scattered Storms & Showers Cloud Chicago Area

Another round of scattered storms and showers will continue throughout Sunday in the Chicago area, following a National Weather Service watch issued Saturday evening for severe thunderstorms in some areas.

A Flash Flood Watch was issued for a portion of North Central Illinois Sunday and will last until 10 a.m.

At least 1 inch and up to 2.5 inches of rain were seen in several locations Sunday morning. NBC 5’s StormChaser confirmed some evident flash flooding on the Cicero ramp heading toward I-55 South.

NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter was near Midway airport early Sunday with NBC 5’s StormChaser, going on the ramp at the Cicero exit on I-55 where significant flash flooding took place.

Experts say marginal risk for severe weather is expected, the risks being some gusty winds and hail as rain will likely be heavy at times.

Sunday’s gloomy, cloudy day will see a high of 74 with a low of 63.

On Saturday, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago counties were all under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to The National Weather Service.

In addition, areas west of Chicago were also placed under a Flash Flood Watch. LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago counties were among the ones affected by the watch, which began at 1 a.m. and is scheduled to last through mid-morning Sunday. 

A Dense Fog Advisory was also issued for the city of Chicago. Visibility idropped to less than a quarter mile, and areas closer to the lake saw visibility drop to less than 100 feet. 

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