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National Weather Service: Heavy Rains May Lead to Flash Flood

A watch has been issued for Northern Illinois through Thursday.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Lake and Cook Counties through Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

"Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding late this [Wednesday] afternoon into Thursday across Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana," the NWS notice states. In light of the recent, , additional rainfall "could lead to rapid flooding."

Stay tuned to Patch for more as the weather develops.

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