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Flood warning issued for Cook, DuPage counties

Published: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 11:41 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 5:25 p.m. CDT

A flood warning is in effect for parts of Cook and DuPage counties until 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Emergency management reported flooding Friday night across portions of the area included in the warning, according to the National Weather Service.

Warned towns include Addison, Berwyn, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Cicero, Downers Grove and Elmhurst.

Elmhurst previously experienced flooding Friday morning after receiving as much as more than 4 inches of overnight rain in some parts of town, according to previous Suburban Life Media reports.

York Street at Interstate 290, the Robert T. Palmer Drive underpass, North Avenue at York Street near the Interstate 290 ramp and Route 83 from St. Charles Road to North Avenue were all closed Friday morning.

The National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook for Saturday includes scattered thunderstorms that could produce torrential rainfall, flash flooding, frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts of more than 40 mph.

Flooding is expected to continue along portions of the DuPage River, according to the outlook.

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