Wet and windy Monday morning, flood possible - CBS Chicago | MCU Times

Wet and windy Monday morning, flood possible – CBS Chicago

By Albert Ramon and Robb Ellis

CHICAGO (CBS) – A busy weather pattern starts your work week with widespread rain, windy conditions and possible flooding through at least Monday noon. A storm system south of Chicago will be the trigger for this unstable weather pattern and can have major consequences for your morning commute.

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Countless showers are expected last Sunday to noon Monday throughout the region. Some of these showers could be heavy, so a Flash Flood Watch has been broadcast for parts of the area through mid-morning Monday. Areas with 2 to 4 inches of rainfall will be possible, with the greatest risk of flooding in areas south of Interstate 80.

The same storm system will be the focus of strong gusts of wind. ONE Advice on wind starts in fact at midnight Sunday night through Monday night for the potential for gusts as high as 45 to 50 miles per hour. The strongest wind will be near the lake along central Cook County and north to Lake County, Illinois. These intense winds can be strong enough to lower the limbs of the tree, which can trigger power problems in some areas.

Cancel your morning walk along the lake shore on Monday. Strong winds will create a very strong Lake Michigan with wave heights of 10 to 14 feet along Cook County and as high as 16 feet along Lake County, Illinois. Flooding of paths and parks will probably with one Advice in case of flooding by the lake shore valid through Monday evening.

Timeline:

By midnight Sunday night, scattered showers are expected throughout the area. The heaviest rainfall will be for areas south and southeast of Chicago. Temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s, but an east-northeast gust of wind at 40 miles per hour makes it feel much colder.

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Kl. 4 continued widespread showers with temperatures in the 40s in most places, and gusts approaching 50 miles per hour in some places.

At 7 a.m. you can expect scattered rain showers and northeast gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour.

Kl. 9, windy and cool with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The rain chances are starting to fall for the western suburbs.

At 11 a.m., Rain begins to move out of the area. Prolonged light showers are likely through the early afternoon. Gusts of wind about 40 to 45 miles per hour.

Most of the rain will move east of the area by 6 p.m. However, 14 lake power showers will be possible through the evening, but mainly for areas near the lake and from the northeast. Wind gusts drop slowly to 20 to 30 miles per hour at sunset Monday.

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Looking ahead: Cloudy and less windy until Tuesday with heights in the mid 50s. Mostly dry and cloudy until Wednesday with heights in the upper 50s. Rain chances return Thursday and Friday. Halloween Sunday looks dry and cool with heights in the 50s and upper 40s for trick-or-treaters.

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