The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Tornado Watch is in effect for La Porte County, Indiana until 2 a.m. Thursday.
CHICAGO — A Tornado Watch is in effect for the Chicago area as heavy rain and storms moved through the region Wednesday.
A Tornado Watch was issued for Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, La Salle, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois. In Northwest Indiana, Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties were also issued a Tornado Watch.
A Flood Watch were issued for Cook County, DuPage County, Will County and some parts of Northwest Indiana. There is a slight risk of severe weather.
Mostly cloudy conditions with heavy rain showers expected throughout the day. High temperature of 76 degrees and 73 degrees lakeside. Low of 66 degrees tonight.
Thunderstorms will push eastward and waves of storms racing through Iowa will progress toward our area throughout the afternoon and evening.
Storms look to move quickly, however some will have high rainfall rates, some of which may be 1-2″ per hour. There also may be training thunderstorms, which would cause high rainfall rates to hit the same areas. Excessive rainfall may cause flash flooding and streams and rivers to rise out of their banks.
Wednesday will be the stormiest day, but daily rain is instore for Chicagoland over the next seven days.
Thursday Forecast: Partly sunny conditions with a 30% chance of showers and storms. High: 83, Lakeside: 76.
Source: Wgn Tv