Wind advisory issued in Chicago, storms continue Wednesday with possible flooding

A wind advisory was issued until 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications. A flood warning is in effect until Thursday evening.

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A woman walks past a flooded field at Humboldt Park, Monday, May 18, 2020. Much of the Chicago area experienced flooding after rain showers over the weekend.

A woman walks past a flooded field at Humboldt Park, Monday, May 18, 2020. Thunderstorms are expected to continue moving through the Chicago area into Wednesday, and a wind advisory is in effect.

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As Tuesday’s thunderstorms cleared in Chicago, a flood warning and wind advisory were issued for the next two days.

A wind advisory was issued until 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications. Winds were expected to reach 30 mph, with gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph, National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said.

Before the winds arrive, scattered thunderstorms were possible Tuesday night and into early Wednesday, Donofrio said.

A flood warning was also issued until 7 p.m. Thursday, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications said.

Widespread rain could accumulate up to half an inch in Chicago and surrounding areas, Donofrio said.

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