Flash flood warning issued for Chicago

Extensive flooding reported in southeast Wisconsin 2-5 inches of rain hasĀ fallen

Heavy downpours are expected for parts of the afternoon and evening Wednesday as storms moves across the region.

Areas that received flooding rains early Monday will be more susceptible to additional flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Livingston and other Western and Central New York counties from 5 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning.

The watch issued by Cleveland's office covers areas in OH along and east of I-75, including Toledo, and is in effect from 8 p.m. Wednesday until an unspecified time Friday morning. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area, especially of low-lying and poor-drainage areas in downtown Kannapolis.

"A flash flood warning means that flooding will occur quickly, and could be life threatening for those who try to drive through flooded roads or underpasses".

An elevated flooding risk was expected to continue into Wednesday, as well as and elevated risk of severe thunderstorms and heat.

At Toledo Express Airport, a cluster of thunderstorms dropped 1.47 inches between 4 and 7 a.m. Wednesday.

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