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Flash Flood Warning Issued in Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana Counties

The National Weather service discourages travel Sunday night

Spencer Andrew

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued Sunday evening for parts of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

In Illinois, the flash flood warning is effective for Lake, Will, Kankakee, DuPage and Cook counties.

There is a flash flood warning in northwest Indiana's Lake county, with rainfall upwards of one to two inches per hour.

The warning will be in effect until 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

Heavy rain is expected to cover the area through Sunday night causing small creeks and streams to flood, along with highways, streets and underpasses.

Due to flooding the CTA temporarily suspended service on the Blue Line between Harlem and Forest Park.

According to police, lanes on I-94 is shut down in both directions at Pratt and I-290 eastbound is closed at Des Plaines Avenue.

Traffic on I-290 westbound at Des Plaines Avenue is passing on the right shoulder.

The National Weather service advises people to not travel Sunday night unless necessary, as many streets will start to close throughout the evening.

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