CHICAGO — Overnight thunderstorms knocked out power to thousands of homes and left some residents dealing with flooding Wednesday morning.
Nearly 2 inches of rain in a single hour was measured at Midway Airport during the height of the storm, Krein said.
As of about 6 a.m., 1,519 homes were left without power in Chicago and Maywood area, said ComEd spokeswoman Krissy Posey.
"We do have crews out on the scene working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible," Posey said.
A flash flood watch was in effect overnight but expired shortly before 6 a.m., Krein said.
The likelihood for more thunderstorms continues each day the rest of the week, with about a 50 percent chance for storms on Wednesday afternoon or evening, according to the weather service.
There's about a 50 percent chance for storms on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well, "then finally things will settle down on Sunday," Krein said.