Remnants of Beryl bring heavy rain, prompting Flood Watch for parts of Chicago area: LIVE radar

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team and Tre Ward WLS logo
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Remnants of Tropical Depression Beryl are bringing heavy rain and causing flash flooding in parts of the Chicago area on Tuesday night.

A Flood Watch is in effect for DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Cook and northern Will counties until 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday.

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Heavy rain is the main concern Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Cheryl Scott said.

A Flood Watch is in effect for parts of the area. Tropical Depression Beryl remnants could bring heavy rain and cause Chicago flooding Tuesday night.

Chicago is sitting on a tight gradient for accumulated precipitation, but higher amounts are expected to the south and east of the city, Scott said.

Rain showers dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain in the areas of Blue Island, Harvey, Hammond and East Chicago on Tuesday evening, prompting a Flash Flood Warning for Cook County and Lake County, Indiana. That warning has since expired

Showers started popping up around Chicago by 6 p.m., but the rain picked up significantly on Chicago's Far South Side around 9 p.m.

Remnants of Tropical Depression Beryl are bringing heavy rain and causing flash flooding in parts of the Chicago area on Tuesday night.

Earlier Tuesday, a street in the area of 130th and Stony Island became swallowed with floodwater. As of 10 p.m., most of the water had receded.

Video from near Route 41 in Whiting, Indiana shows barricades up, indicating that roads had closed from the high water. Cars were also seen driving through other flooded streets Tuesday night.

And video from Halsted near 129th in Riverdale shows the entrance of the Joe Louis Golf Course was blocked by floodwater at one point. A PACE bus seemed to have stalled nearby and had to be towed away.

Meanwhile, some streets near the Chicago Ford Assembly Plant on 130th were partially flooded.

In some parts, traffic was reduced to one lane as drivers were making their way to their destinations.

Also nearby, one woman who lives on 127th and Saginaw shared video and photos of the minor flooding in her backyard.

Thankfully, ABC7 has not received reports of any injuries or major damage.

Scott said the heaviest precipitation should happen late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in areas south and east of the city. Some areas could see 2 to 4 inches of rain during that time frame.

The Chicago White Sox game against the Minnesota Twins, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been postponed and will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader starting at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday.

By Wednesday afternoon, remnants of Beryl should leave the Chicago area, but some lingering showers and storms are still possible.

The storm made landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Monday morning. At least six people have been killed by fallen trees or by drowning and more than 2 million customers are without power across Texas due to torrential rain and powerful winds.

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