Storms, Floods Wreak Havoc Across The Chicago Area With Little Relief In Sight

WBBM Newsradio
September 28, 2019 - 11:32 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicagoland woke up Saturday morning to flooded streets, soggy lawns and wet basements as storms pummelled the area with rainfall totals as high as 8 inches in some areas -- and relief may not come until Monday, the only dry day so far in the five-day forecast.

Meteorologists are predicting "unsettled weather" through Wednesday, with periods of showers and warm, muggy conditions. Monday appears to be the only break, with some sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.

The thunderstorms that blew through the region Friday and Saturday morning wreaked havoc on suburban streets and forces the cancellations of more than 700 flights at both of Chicago's airports. By Saturday morning, O'Hare and Midway were reporting delays of less than 15 minutes. About 193 flights were canceled at O'Hare and 15 at Midway. 

In Park Forest, police reported that they responded to 18 calls for vehicles stuck in water. No injuries were reported. The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park canceled the Jason Aldean concert Friday. And in the Village of Steger, which was devasted by flash floods in June, canceled its Oktoberfest Saturday because of additional flooding.

For tonight, forecasters said that rain and thunderstorms will continue through midmoring. Showers and storms head back to the area tonight. Heavy rainfall, they said, could  lead to more flooding. 

WBBM Newsradio listener Debbie Secrest Wilke caputured what flooding looked like in Peotone, where rainfall totals were among the highest in the region.

 

Here are the 24-hour rainfall totals for the area, according to the National Weather Service Chicago:

ILLINOIS

  Location (county):                           Rainfall (inches)

  Coal City 4NNW (Grundy)......................7.96

  Carbon Hill 3.1N (Grundy)....................7.96

  Peotone (Will)...............................7.87

  Seneca 1NNE (La Salle).......................7.61

  Morris 6ESE (Grundy).........................7.53

  Wilmington 6NW (Will)........................7.00

  Coal City 3N (Grundy)........................6.52

  Flossmoor 1ESE (Cook)........................6.36

  Morris 2SSE (Grundy).........................6.36

  Elwood 5NE (Will)............................6.34

  Manteno 2NW (Kankakee).......................6.20

  Flossmoor (Cook).............................5.91

  Park Forest 1NNE (Cook)......................5.65

  Marseilles Lock & Dam (La Salle).............5.55

  Plainfield 5SW (Kendall).....................5.25

  Wilmington 3SE (Will)........................5.11

  New Lenox 3E (Will)..........................5.10

  New Lenox 2SE (Will).........................5.08

  Joliet 2n (Will).............................4.99

  Lockport 1SE (Will)..........................4.90

  Romeoville (Will)............................4.84

  Lansing (Cook)...............................4.72

  Park Forest (Cook)...........................4.70

  Ottawa 1NW (La Salle)........................4.36

  Crete 3E (Will)..............................4.33

  Peru 1ENE (La Salle).........................4.13

  Brandon Road Lock & Dam (Will)...............4.10

  Joliet (Will)................................4.10

  Homer Glen 2NW (Will)........................4.04

  Homer Glen 1ENE (Will).......................4.02

  Streator 1WSW (La Salle).....................3.78

  St Anne (Kankakee)...........................3.73

  Dwight 4NNW (Grundy).........................3.72

  La Salle (La Salle)..........................3.51

  Palos Park 1SW (Cook)........................3.43

  Dwight (Livingston)..........................3.40

  Watseka 6.9WNW (Iroquois)....................3.25

  Midway (Cook)................................3.18

  Plainfield (Will)............................3.13

  Park Ridge (Cook)............................3.07

  Earlville 3S (La Salle)......................3.01

  Herscher 3E (Kankakee).......................3.01

  Chebanse (Kankakee)..........................2.98

  Emington 2SSE (Livingston)...................2.94

  Oak Lawn (Cook)..............................2.89

  Bourbonnais (Kankakee).......................2.86

  Oak Lawn 2SE (Cook)..........................2.81

  Momence (Kankakee)...........................2.70

  Elk Grove Village 1ESE (Cook)................2.68

  Midway Coop (Cook)...........................2.62

  Peru (La Salle)..............................2.60

  Chatsworth (Livingston)......................2.57

  Chicago Ridge (Cook).........................2.52

  Elk Grove Village 2WSW (Cook)................2.45

  Ohare Airport (Cook).........................2.45

  Countryside 1ENE (Cook)......................2.44

  Mendota (La Salle)...........................2.40

  Geneva 4WSW (Kane)...........................2.33

  Cissna Park 1S (Iroquois)....................2.30

  Geneva 1SSW (Kane)...........................2.26

  Bridgeview 1NNW (Cook).......................2.24

  Paw Paw (Lee)................................2.24

  Chicago 6ESE (Cook)..........................2.18

  West Chicago (Du Page).......................2.17

  Lincolnwood 2E (Cook)........................2.17

  Batavia 2WNW (Kane)..........................2.17

  Somonauk 2NE (De Kalb).......................2.13

  Earlville 5NNE (De Kalb).....................2.09

  Bolingbrook 3NE (Du Page)....................2.07

  Ashkum 5.6E (Iroquois).......................2.07

  Naperville 4SSW (Will).......................2.07

  Sugar Grove 1ENE (Kane)......................2.04

  Schaumburg 2E (Cook).........................1.99

  North Aurora 2NE (Kane)......................1.95

  Buckley (Iroquois)...........................1.92

  Gibson 3WNW (Ford)...........................1.91

  Aurora (Kane)................................1.90

  Gibson 6NE (Ford)............................1.89

  Batavia 1WSW (Kane)..........................1.89

  Westmont (Du Page)...........................1.86

  Elburn (Kane)................................1.84

  Elmhurst 1ESE (Du Page)......................1.82

  Downers Grove 0.4NNE (Du Page)...............1.79

  Plano (Kendall)..............................1.79

  Wheaton 2NNE (Du Page).......................1.75

  Elmhurst (Du Page)...........................1.75

  Aurora (Kane)................................1.70

  Lisle (Du Page)..............................1.68

  Hoffman Estates 2SE (Cook)...................1.65

  Gibson 2SW (Ford)............................1.63

  Lisle 1SW (Du Page)..........................1.61

  Oak Park 1NNE (Cook).........................1.58

  Arlington Heights 1SW (Cook).................1.51

  Elgin 2W (Kane)..............................1.49

  Aurora 4SE (Du Page).........................1.47

  Glencoe (Cook)...............................1.42

  Wheeling (Cook)..............................1.29

  St. Charles 6NW (Kane).......................1.27

  Elgin 8WSW (Kane)............................1.26

  Arlington Heights 1S (Cook)..................1.23

  De Kalb (De Kalb)............................1.19

  Barrington (Lake)............................1.16

  Rochelle (Ogle)..............................1.10

  Elgin (Kane).................................1.09

  Waukegan (Lake)..............................1.07

  Steward (Lee)................................1.03

  De Kalb 1SW (De Kalb)........................1.00

 

INDIANA                                      

  Location (county):                           Rainfall (inches)

  Valparaiso 2WNW (Porter).....................7.52

  Winfield 1NE (Lake)..........................6.34

  Valparaiso 1NNW (Porter).....................6.26

  Dyer 1WNW (Lake).............................6.14

  Valparaiso 2WSW (Porter).....................5.75

  Crown Point (Lake)...........................5.44

  Crown Point 1N (Lake)........................5.44

  Hobart 2E (Lake).............................5.33

  Valparaiso 4SW (Porter)......................4.92

  Schererville 2ESE (Lake).....................4.80

  Hobart 1SSW (Lake)...........................4.68

  Rensselaer 2SSW (Jasper).....................4.65

  Valparaiso 6WSW (Porter).....................4.64

  Rensselaer (Jasper)..........................4.60

  Valparaiso 6SSW (Porter).....................4.42

  Rensselaer 4N (Jasper).......................4.24

  Valparaiso (Porter)..........................4.21

  Valparaiso 6NW (Porter)......................4.18

  De Motte 6S (Jasper).........................3.90

  Lake Village (Newton)........................3.84

  Porter 1S (Porter)...........................3.46

  Morocco (Newton).............................3.44

  Rensselaer 10NNE (Jasper)....................3.35

  Wheatfield 5W (Jasper).......................3.30

  Wheatfield 4WSW (Jasper).....................2.97