Chicago area sees heavy rain, storms before warmer temps arrive

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago was doused with heavy rain Friday before warmer weather arrives just in time for the weekend.

There were some reports of localized flooding in Franklin Park as the storms dumped over an inch of rain on parts of the city and suburbs.

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Chicago area rain totals

McHenry - 1.69"

Glenview - 1.56"

Highland Park - 1.50"

Rolling Meadows - 1.45"

Northbrook - 1.40"

Bartlett - 1.34"

Evanston - 1.11"

Itasca - 1.10"

Wheaton - 0.87"

Darien - 0.63"

Bridgeview - 0.61"

South Loop - 0.52"

Some showers will linger into Friday evening for the northern part of our area before things dry out overnight.

While temperatures across the Chicago area Friday ranged from the mid-40s to mid-60s, temperatures will rise into the low 60s by daybreak, Mowry said.

Saturday will be beautiful but breezy, with highs in the low 80s. Winds may gust up to 40 mph during the day.

The warm weather will stick around Sunday, though there will be showers and a few storms mainly in the morning and early afternoon. Expect highs in the 70s.

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