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Showers and storms overnight could produce damaging winds and hail and will linger into the Tuesday morning commute.

After storms earlier in the week, heavy rain forecasted for the region on Wednesday afternoon poses a risk of isolated flooding.

A flood watch is in effect in south central Pennsylvania from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening, says the National Weather Service. A flood advisory continues through Thursday for the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook, affecting Will County.

The river crested late Friday at 13.82 feet, its highest level since 1908, and the second-highest level ever recorded.

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At 9 p.m. Monday, the Root River Canal was at 9.99 feet high, while the flood stage is 9 feet.

Ponding of water is possible in low lying areas like ditches, culverts and fields.

At 10 a.m., the river was measuring at 10.65 feet at the New Munster gauge. They said up to 70 homes in that area were unreachable as a result to flooded roads.

A flash flood warning means flooding is either imminent or already occurring.