Flash flood warning issued for Chicago, north suburbs

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

Heavy downpours are expected for parts of the afternoon and evening Wednesday as storms moves across the region.

"Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to make their way across the watch area this Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning", wrote the Weather Service.

Flash flood warning issued for Chicago, north suburbs

The flash flood warning is in effect until 4:45 a.m. Wednesday while scattered thunderstorms move from northwestern IL late Tuesday to northeastern IL overnight, according to a hazardous weather report issued by the National Weather Service office in Chicago.

The Flood Watch is in effect for Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

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The weather service posted a flash flood watch through 11 a.m. Thursday for all of Western New York. "Heavy rainfall may cause flash flooding issues within low-lying areas, river and stream basins, and especially in urban areas". Residents should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings.

At Toledo Express Airport, a cluster of thunderstorms dropped 1.47 inches between 4 and 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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