Chicago Weather

Storms Bring Heavy Rainfall, Flooding to Chicago Area

Stay with the NBC 5 Storm Team as potentially strong storms approach Chicagoland

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for portions of the Chicago area Thursday evening as storms brought heavy rainfall and flooding.

A watch issued for LaSalle County at around 6 p.m. Thursday remained in effect until 1 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1 a.m. Friday was also issued for Cook, DeKalb, DuPage Grundy, Kane Kankakee, Kendall and Will counties.

Heavy rain and flooding hit the Chicago area, with models showing another 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, potentially even higher, on top of the rain that already passed through the area Thursday morning.

As the cold front passed south of the Chicago area overnight, there will be some lingering showers through early Friday in southern parts of the region as well as northwest Indiana.

Clouds break for partial sun Friday afternoon with mild conditions, highs in the low to mid 70s inland but cooler in the 60s along the lakefront. Temperatures will start falling late in the afternoon as the wind shifts off the lake.

Saturday looks to be partly sunny and cooler with highs in the low to mid 60s inland, but again cooler in the 50s by the lake. Showers and storms are possible late in the day.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, windy and cool with periods of rain as well, and some embedded thunder possible to end the weekend.

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