Severe Thunderstorms in the Area, Attic Fire in Crystal Lake

UPDATE: HEAVY RAIN IS NOW THE ISSUE AS THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOW TRAINING IN ON OUR REGION

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ARLINGTON HEIGHTS AREA ISSUED AT 10:03 AM

Thunderstorms in the area have produced rainfall rates of 1.5 to 2 inches per hour.

Elmhurst Road is under water from Golf Road to Algonquin Road in the Mount Prospect – Des Plaines area.

NEW STORMS NOON/AFTERNOON COULD BRING HIGH STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ACCORDING TO RADAR INDICATIONS.

Severe weather with several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Warnings have been activated and canceled throughout the morning.

After an apparent lightning strike at a house at 849 Cantebury in Crystal Lake has caused an extra alarm fire. Heavy fire reported in the attic and second floor.

Significant hail reported by police in the Lake Zurich and Barrington area.

Severe thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. Storm tracking seems to at the lattitude of Winnebago County, McHenry County, Kane County, DuPage County, Lake County and northern Cook County.