Chicago area could see another round of heavy weather late Saturday night after two tornadoes swept through, knocking down trees and causing power blackouts for thousands.
Storm warning issued in morning hours as communities were affected by heavy rains, strong winds and floods. By 6 p.m. the rain did not allow up everywhere, and several streets remained closed because of high floods.
Portions of Chicago area on the Illinois-Wisconsin border remain on “advanced risk” for heavy weather like a storm system Winds from Minnesota and Wisconsin are heading southeast, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Rain and thunderstorms expected move in around 20:00, which makes it possible of isolated tornadoes, destructive winds of up up to 70 mph and hail of up up to an inch in diameter.
With some communities in Lake County facing widespread flooding, the National Weather Service has issued a warning. flood warning saying “the water level is higher flood stage is inevitable or may already occur” near or along the Des Plaines River.
The tornado probably touched down in south of Naperville early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. This is reported by NBC 5 correspondent Jen DeSalvo.
As of 3:45 p.m., the river was 11.1 feet high. The river is expected to reach a crest of about 16 feet on Sunday morning, which one foot above flood scene. Flash flood warning remains in effect until further notice, according to the NWS.
The threat is not so serious in other nearby communities, although they too may have seen the flash floods.
Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana is under outbreak flood watch from 19:00 to Sunday morning.
By midnight first the consignment of there will be storms move on outNBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists reported this. But this won’t be the end of rain.
Heavy rainfall and storms expected in early morning hours, moving in from the east around 5 a.m. and winding in the end down around 10 am
Dry conditions settle in within the next hours way for sample of dry weather in coming days.