Look out for pooling water on the roadways and use caution when driving in low-lying areas.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
After heavy rainfall and thunderstorms pummeled the Chicago area early this morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood advisory for Cook County. In effect until 12:30 p.m., the flood advisory cautions residents to look out for pooling water on highways, underpasses and other low-lying areas. The NWS has also issued a flash flood warning for Cook County, in effect until 11:30 a.m. During the major storms this morning, rainfall levels reached between 3 to 5 inches, according to the NWS. More thunderstorms are predicted for this evening, and later tonight, especially after midnight. Those storms could produce torrential downpours, hail and more flash flooding, the NWS reports.
Turbulent winds, heavy rain and dangerous lightning may be on the way.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Sunday and includes the entire Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. Turbulent winds, heavy rain and dangerous lightning may be on the way. A line of storms developing across eastern Iowa are intensifying and will be moving toward northeast Illinois near 12 p.m. and into the afternoon hours. Glenview's storms could occur between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. The greatest risk with these storms will be straight-line winds, hail, dangerous lightning and heavy downpours. Patch's Advice: Have those weather radios handy! This is a developing weather situation. If anyone is outdoors this afternoon, please keep an eye to the west and southwest. Storms could very well …