Weather Chicago: Storms bring heavy rain, strong winds through area; wind advisories in effect | LIVE radar

Date: 2021-10-25 10:59:25

CHICAGO (WLS) — Heavy rain could cause flooding across the Chicago area Monday with strong winds adding to the mess.

ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Tracy Butler issued an AccuWeather Alert for Sunday evening into Monday morning due to possible conditions.

The rain began Sunday morning and continued through the evening, with the higher totals coming in from the southern suburbs, especially areas closer to Interstate 80.

The rain is expected to diminish Monday morning and afternoon, but strong winds will remain, particularly in areas along the lakefront. The winds could lead to waves of up to 12-16 feet in Lake Michigan.

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In north suburban Evanston, a large tree came down on Judson Avenue, hitting at least one car and a light pole.

As of about 6 a.m., ComED said 7,019 customers were without power.

A number of watches and warnings have been issued:

  • Flood Warning for Cook County and Lake County, Indiana until 2 p.m. Tuesday
  • Flood Watch for LaSalle County until 4:51 a.m. Thursday
  • Lakeshore Flood Advisory for central and northern Cook and Lake County until 7 p.m. Monday
  • Wind Advisory for central and northern Cook and Lake County until 7 p.m. Monday
  • Flood Watch until 11 a.m. EST Monday for La Porte County
  • Cook County Radar | DuPage County Radar | Will County Radar | Lake County Radar (IL) | Kane County Radar | Northwest Indiana Radar

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