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McHenry County communities experience heavy rainfall

Now would be a great time to invest in an umbrella.

McHenry County was peppered with rain showers Wednesday night and most of Thursday, said Amy Seeley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Romeoville. More rain is expected Friday.

“We’re going to get more rain,” Seeley said, adding that Thursday evening was too early to estimate the amount of rain that fell throughout the day.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had about
1.4 inches by midnight Wednesday.

Seeley expects more rain throughout the day Friday, and there’s a 20 percent chance of showers Saturday morning, she said.

Temperatures hovered in the high-60s Thursday, and Friday could see the same. Saturday could see a highs in the upper 70s.

“The issue was storms basically moving over the same area,” Seeley said.
“I wouldn’t say it’s normal, but it can happen.”

Heavy rains prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning Thursday for the Fox River.

The flood warning is in effect until about 6 a.m. Friday.

Hampshire police and Kane County Sheriff’s deputies blocked off a flooded section of Big Timber Road at the intersection of Ridgecrest Drive on Thursday.

The Crystal Lake Fire Department, the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and the McHenry Police Department said no roads in their respective areas were closed Thursday.

Sunday is expected to be hot and sunny.

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