The city of Chicago is expected to receive heavy rain and possible thunderstorms on Monday morning, as a weather system moves through the region. The rain is forecast to start around 6 a.m. and continue through the morning, with some areas possibly seeing up to an inch of precipitation. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-40s Fahrenheit.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for some parts of northeastern Illinois, including Cook County, due to the possibility of minor flooding in low-lying areas and near small streams and rivers. Residents are advised to avoid walking or driving through flooded areas and to take necessary precautions to protect their property.
The rain is expected to taper off by the afternoon, with cloudy skies and occasional showers continuing through Tuesday. Wednesday is forecast to be mostly sunny, with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s. Another chance of rain is possible on Thursday.
Overall, the wet weather is expected to bring the area, which has had less rain than usual this winter, much-needed moisture.