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There's A Flash Flood Warning For Chicago As Evening Thunderstorms Loom

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 12, 2016 6:45PM

Chicago already experienced torrential downpours on Friday morning and early afternoon. But it looks like we're still far from in the clear. There is a flash flood watch in effect throughout late evening, according to the National Weather Service of Chicago.

The alert warns of potential for flooded roads and "fast-moving water." A forecast this morning noted the possibility of two-inch-per-hour rainfall rates. also has a flash flood watch in effect, until midnight. According to the site's forecast as of mid-afternoon, the worst could hit in the late evening: the hourly report shows a 95 percent chance of thunderstorms from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m.

Adding insult, the rain likely will do little to quell the heat thanks to elevated humidity levels.

Stay dry and stay safe.