Flood Warning Advisory Issued in Chicago Area - NBC Chicago

Flood Warning Advisory Issued in Chicago Area

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    NBC 5's Kalee Dionne has the latest weather forecast.

    (Published Saturday, April 14, 2018)

    Chicago has issued a flood warning in the Kankakee River in Shelby, Indiana, affecting Lake and Newton counties, according to the National Weather Service.

    Strong winds could cause flooding in Cook and Lake counties this weekend and a warning is in effect for waves expected to reach 12 to 18 feet. A warning along the lakeshore is exxpected to last until 10 a.m. Sunday.

    A mix of wind, rain and cold is likely kicking off the weekend with a Wind Advisory for McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook and Kendall counties in Illinois has been issued until 7 p.m.

    Overnight, portions of Northwest Indiana experienced some rainfall of up to three quarters of an inch. It is possible that another inch of rainfall accumulates in the next 24 hours and it could rise along portions of the Kankakee River Basin.

    Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy with rain showers and possibly, even a few isolated storms in Chicago.

    Temperature highs will rise into the upper-30s and low-40s and upper-40s to lower-50s on the far south of I-80 and southern portions of NW Indiana.

    Overnight could see periods of moderate rain, at times becoming heavy, with an icy mix along the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Breezy cold temperatures will remain in the lower-30s.

    With even cooler temps projected Sunday, light rain showers could mix in with sleet before turning into snow.

    By Monday some light snow and flurries could take place, though ending early in the morning and not leaving more than an inch throughout.

    As the week continues, temperatures will rise to the mid- and lower-50s and will most likely continue to stay in a cloudy and rainy state.


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