Runoff from this afternoon’s torrential downpours is posing a flash flood threat to southeastern Cook County until 8:30 p.m., according to an alert from the National Weather Service.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.
More thunderstorms and are expected later tonight.
Here are some local weather reports from the H-F Patch Facebook page:
Betsy M: No floods on Martin ave. but we have no power!
Taryn H: I'm on Butterfield Creek and my yard is flooded pretty badly
Joel A: yeah I have a river in my downstairs that I am trying to keep up with
Charlie P: All the stop lights are out on halsted
Donna T: 80 E Bound at Dixie exit
Brenda G: Lights out at Dixie & Willow/ Dixie & 183rd