Flash Flood Warning in Effect Until 11:30 PM For Cook County And DuPage County

No new rain is visible on radar at this time, and water levels in flooded areas are subsiding. Storms will possibly start up again Sunday morning about 7:00 a.m., but another round of severe storms with heavy rain is forecast to start about 7:00 a.m. Monday.

Fog is likely to develop again later tonight.

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
618 PM CDT SAT JUN 21 2014

DUPAGE IL-COOK IL-
618 PM CDT SAT JUN 21 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COOK AND DUPAGE COUNTIES
UNTIL 1130 PM CDT…

AT 614 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL ACROSS PARTS OF THE
WARNED AREA STRETCHING FROM THE SOUTHERN HALF OF DUPAGE COUNTY TO
HYDE PARK IN CHICAGO. THESE STORMS WERE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
ADDISON…ALSIP…ARLINGTON HEIGHTS…BERWYN…BLUE ISLAND…
BROOKFIELD…BURNHAM…BURR RIDGE…CALUMET CITY…CAROL STREAM…
CHATHAM…CHICAGO…CHICAGO HEIGHTS…CICERO AND DES PLAINES.

AT 553 PM CDT…3 TO 6 INCHES OF FLOWING WATER WAS REPORTED BY A
TRAINED SPOTTER IN EVANSTON AT PROSPECT AND HARRISON STREETS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS SUCH AS VIADUCTS.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA…MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND
IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE
IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
BRIDGES…DIPS…OR OTHER LOW SPOTS IF WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.
NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM…EVEN A SMALL ONE…ON FOOT OR
IN A VEHICLE.

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