Rain soaks Chicago for Halloween, causes minor flooding
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE October 31, 2013 6:32AM
Updated: October 31, 2013 11:20AM
It’s a rainy Halloween for trick-or-treaters this year.
Between 1 and 2 inches had fallen through the city and suburbs as of 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, and more heavy rainfall is expected along with some thunderstorms south of the city, this afternoon. An isolated severe storm, including gusty winds, is possible.
The rain is expected to continue into the evening and will taper off from west to east, although it won’t stop altogether until sometime overnight, the weather service said.
A flood warning has been issued for the east branch of the DuPage River in Will County through Friday night, and minor flooding of low-lying areas is possible, according to the weather service.
Highs will be in the mid-60s, though a cold front coming through will cool the air into the 50s by early evening.
Illinois State Police said there were reports of a few minor crashes and sporadic flooding throughout the Chicago area, and a few CTA bus lines were rerouted temporarily during rush hour because of flooded viaducts.