CHICAGO — A deluge of rain Sunday left many Chicagoans with flooded basements and stalled cars — and the storms are expected to continue Monday.
Monday’s rainstorms shouldn’t be as severe, though.
Sunday’s storms left thousands of Chicagoans with several inches of water covering the floor and flooding their basements. People could be seen kayaking in the streets — where high water stalled cars and stranded drivers — and some people reported burst water pipes that sent showers of water high into the air. The Bears slipped their way to a victory on a flooded Soldier Field.
Monday is expected to see the rain continue, though it shouldn’t be as strong and flooding less prevalent.
The city is still operating under a hazardous weather outlook that says there is a limited flood risk, though. It warns “moderate to occasionally heavy rain … could lead to renewed flooding in spots” Monday, and it runs through the night, according to the National Weather Service.
There will be scattered showers, with moderate rain in the morning giving way to more isolated rain showers during the afternoon and overnight, according to the weather agency.
The day shouldn’t be as rainy as Sunday, though it will be cloudy and will only warm up to 63 degrees. There could be wind gusts up to 20 mph.
After that, though, the rest of the week is expected to be sunny and warmer.
Tuesday will start mostly cloudy, but it will gradually become sunnier, according to the National Weather Service. It will hit 74 degrees.
Wednesday is expected to be sunny, with a high of 75 degrees. Thursday could see similar weather, with a high of 79 degrees and mostly sunny skies expected, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday will be even warmer: It will hit 82 degrees, and the day will be mostly sunny, according to the weather agency.
There could be a chance for showers Saturday night, though.
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