Storms bring flood warnings
May 7, 2012 2:04AM
A large parkway tree, struck by lightning, fell across three cars parked in a driveway at 244 N. Redfield Court on May 6 in Park Ridge. | Jennifer Johnson~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 8, 2012 8:13AM
Strong storms bringing heavy rainfall to the Chicago area Sunday could cause flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday afternoon, showers and thunderstorms developed across northwest and north central Illinois ahead of an approaching low pressure system, according to the weather service. The showers and thunderstorms were expected to persist into Monday morning while slowly moving east.
A flash flood watch alert was issued through Monday morning for all Chicago area counties, according to the weather service. The slow-moving thunderstorms could drop between 1 and 3 inches of rainfall, and flooding of creeks, streams and low-lying areas is possible.
While thunderstorms were likely to occur Monday morning, a chance of showers was forecast for the afternoon. Monday’s high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s.