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Flash flood watch issued for Chicago area

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A flash flood watch was issued Friday morning for the Chicago metro area.

Periods of moderate to heavy rain were possible in the morning north of I-80, according to the National Weather Service. The flood watch is in effect until 3 p.m.

Residents should identify alternate routes in case roads are flooded, the weather service warned. Streams and urban areas are more prone to flooding.

Showers were expected to continue Friday with possible showers in the evening.

The skies are forecast to clear up for the weekend. Temperatures should reach into the 70s on Saturday and into the 80s on Sunday, the weather service said.