September 12th-14th flooding

A stalled frontal boundry along with remnants of Tropical Storm Lowell have brought abundant rainfall to northern Illinois and northwest Indiana beginning Friday night and continuing into tonight.  The image below shows the radar estimated storm total rainfall through 547 pm CDT Saturday.

Rainfall amounts through 547 pm CDT Saturday

The areas shaded in red are areas which had 5-8 inches of rainfall.  For a list of the latest storm amounts, you can go to our latest Local Storm Report webpage.

More rainfall is expected tonight and Sunday as remnants of Hurricane Ike move northeastward into the area.  The graphic below shows how much rainfall will be possible tonight through Sunday.

Rain forecast amount Saturday night through Sunday

Right now, it looks as if some areas may have additional precipitation amounts in excess of 5 inches. 

Excessive runoff from the heavy rainfall is causing flooding of small creeks and streams.  Many roads are also covered with water and impassable. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway.  TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!  Keep updated with the latest weather information by listening to NOAA All Hazards Radio, local TV and radio stations, or at our website at http://www.weather.gov/chicago.  

 



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