Storms hit Chicago on Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of customers, and officials say that more severe weather is expected in the region.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a flash flood watch until Wednesday night for Chicago and outlying areas due to potentially heavy rainfall.
According to the Chicago Tribune, officials expect a more stormy weather to hit Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday, potentially bringing in between 1 and 2 inches of rain.
Monday’s storms brought winds reaching 80 miles per hour, which knocked down trees and caused delays at O’Hare International Airport.
Media reports say that more than 300,000 people were without power during the storms.
The Tribune reported that more than 50,000 people remained without power on Tuesday afternoon.
Champaign, Cook, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Kane, Iroquois, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, and Will counties in Illinois were under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6 p.m., according to NBC Chicago. In Indiana, Illinois, Jasper, LaPorte, Lake, Newton, Porter and Starke counties were under a thunderstorm watch.