Flooding shuts down Lake Shore Drive, heaviest rain shifting south

UPDATE 9:01PM:  Rainfall totals at several Chicago area locations are approaching four inches.


Showers and thunderstorms producing excessive rainfall are expected to shift south of the City of Chicago by 11PM. For the remainder of the evening, the heaviest rainfall (1″ to 2″) will occur over Chicago’s southern suburbs as well as northwest Indiana.


Here are a few of latest rainfall reports:


3.67″  Chicago- North Ave at Clark
3.64″  Oak Park
3.50″  Aurora
3.44″  Chicago- Ashland at Jackson
3.16″  Lisle
3.05″  Oak Brook
2.98″  Chicago- North Ave at Halsted
2.94″  Chicago- Midway Airport
0.53″  Chicago- O’Hare Airport
0.41″  Wheeling
0.17″  Waukegan




7:40PM: Slow moving showers and thunderstorms have dropped over three inches of rain across portions of the Chicago area.  The City of Chicago as well as the western suburbs have been hardest hit by the heavy rain.


Flooding closed all southbound lanes lanes of Lake Shore Drive shortly after 7PM.


Pockets of locally heavy rain are expected to continue through Midnight.


Here are a few of the latest rainfall totals:


3.21″  Chicago- North Ave at Clark
2.63″  North Aurora
2.58″  Chicago- North Ave at Halsted


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