News

Flash Flood Warnings For Large Part of Illinois

Flash Flood Warnings For Large Part of Illinois

Photo: Associated Press

Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of northern, central and eastern Illinois as slow-moving thunderstorms unleash torrential downpours.

According to the National Weather Service, around 3 inches of rain has already fallen across the Chicago area as of early Saturday morning. Another inch was expected. There are reports of standing water on roads and highways.

The flash flood warnings are for all or parts of Champaign, Cook, Ford, Livingston, McLean and Will counties.

Forecasters are also warning of frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes and isolated damaging wind gusts topping 60 mph in some areas.

In central Illinois, the weather service is warning that flooding will continue along the Illinois River from Havana and points downstream into next week.

More storms are expected Saturday afternoon and into the night.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Police, Secretary of State Disable IED in Downtown Springfield

Fresh
police_tape

Springfield Police say an IED found in downtown Springfield Monday night was "rendered safe."

in Local

Beer Tickets Land State Fair Manager in Hot Water

state fair logo

Bliefnick hasn't responded for comment

in Local

On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

state_capitol_4

Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

in Local

Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

coal

Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

in Local

Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

tothemoontattoo

A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.