Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 12:45 am
Chicago (WLS) — Strong to severe storms are possible throughout the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon through early evening.
a severe thunderstorm warning Available until 8 p.m. to Jasper, Lake, and Porter counties in Indiana
a flash flood alarm Valid until 10pm in Cook County
The danger of flash flooding in Chicago and Cook County is now increasing as the ground is still saturated from Sunday’s heavy rains.
ABC7 meteorologists Mark McGinnis and Jaisol Martinez said isolated and harmful winds, heavy rains, hail and lightning are the biggest threats. Much of the Chicago area is under Level 2 threat from severe storms.
Around 3:00 p.m., sudden showers and thunderstorms began across the western suburbs and the city of Chicago.
From southern Cook County to Will County, weather radar showed gusts of 110 kilometers per hour. Damage from the storm has already been reported, including fallen tree branches in Orland Park and cut power lines in Matteson.
The stronger storm is expected to reach western Chicago counties around 4 p.m. and should weaken after 8 p.m.
a flood monitoring Central Cook County, DuPage County, Northern Cook County, and Southern Cook County will also be enforced from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning was quiet, warm, muggy and with occasional fog.
Thursday should be a break from the heat and humidity.
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https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-weather-forecast-severe-hourly/13464104/ Chicago Weather Live Radar: Severe thunderstorms passing through area.Cook County has a flash flood warning through the night