More Downpours Wednesday But Nice Fourth of July Weekend Ahead

More Downpours Wednesday But Nice Fourth of July Weekend Ahead


There may be a few, scattered “torrential downpours” today (Wednesday, June 30, 2021), but the weekend ahead looks great for Fourth of July celebrations.

Kane County remains under a Hazardous Weather Outlook, according to the National Weather Service Chicago, with scattered thunderstorms possible again today, mainly this afternoon and evening south of the I-88 corridor across northern Illinois and across northwest Indiana.

Torrential downpours and gusty winds will accompany the strongest storms, with localized flooding of ditches, fields and roadways possible especially where heavy rains have fallen over the past several days.

Storms Along I-80

Scattered showers and storms will develop again today, though focused along and south of Interstate 80. Like the past few days, all storms will have torrential downpours and frequent lightning.

Holiday Weekend Forecast

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful Fourth of July weekend with warming temperatures, plenty of sun, and slim to no chances for precipitation! The break in the active pattern couldn’t come at a better time.

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Kane County remains under a Flash Flood Watch through at least 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, June 29) as the county remains in the epicenter for torrential downpours in the forecast.

According to the National Weather Service Chicago, minor flooding is possible.

The chance of showers has reduced to about 40% as of 5 p.m., but a few thunderstorms still could produce heavy rainfall. which could lead to minor flooding in areas with poor drainage.

More Rounds of Thunderstorms

Additional rounds of thunderstorms with torrential downpours are expected through tonight, although the chances have been lowered.

Flooding of fields, ditches, and roads are possible beneath thunderstorms, as well as a chance for a few thunderstorm wind gusts strong enough to down tree limbs.

Here’s the outlook, as of 5 pm. Tuesday, June 29.

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