Day after tornadoes hit suburbs, ‘heavy rain’ expected to affect area south of I-80 in northwest Indiana

A day after two hurricanes landed in the suburbs, “heavy rain” was expected across large swathes of the Chicago area and northwest Indiana.

By 9:45 a.m. Sunday, the rain that was affecting Chicago had moved into the area south of Interstate 80 and extended into northwest Indiana, according to Lee Carlaw, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The Meteorological Service warned that heavy rains from the storm could bring lightning, flooding, roads, low-lying areas and fields, and cause renewed heights of creeks and creeks. Carlao said up to two inches of rain is expected.

The Met Office said a flood observatory warning of possible flash floods remained in effect at least until noon in parts of northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.

A cold front could bring more rain to the Chicago area in the afternoon, but Carlo said “nothing severe” is expected.

Since early Saturday, he said, nearly two inches of rain has been recorded at O’Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said a pair of relatively weak tornadoes landed on Saturday in Naperville, Crest Hill and Juliet. They brought peak winds respectively 80 and 70 mph.

Carlow said temperatures in the Chicago area are expected to hit lows in the 80s on Sunday and stay cooler most days of the week.

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