A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.
Two lines of powerful storms battered the region late Monday as emergency responders scrambled to deal with damage caused by high winds, lighting and heavy rain.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Kankakee River at Shelby, affecting Lake and Newton counties.
SHELBY | The Kankakee River at Shelby is under a flood warning until further notice due to weekend rains and melting snow.
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through week's end, prompting a flood watch for the region.
A wind chill advisory and flood warning are in effect for LaPorte County, with wind chills dipping to 20 below zero and lake-effect snow bringing even more precipitation to the rain-swollen Kankakee River.
A flood warning issued for the Kankakee River at Shelby will remain in effect until Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
A flood warning remains in effect for the Kankakee River at Shelby until further notice.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning and a thunderstorm watch for areas in northwestern Indiana.
Fewer than 700 NIPSCO and ComEd customers in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs remained without power Wednesday afternoon following Tuesday night's storms.
The Kankakee River remains under a flood warning at Shelby with water levels continuing to fall.
Local waterways pushed to the tops of their banks began falling slightly Friday afternoon, but overnight storms were expected to raise water levels.
This week's stormy weather and cooler temperatures are expected to give way to highs in the 80s and clear skies by Memorial Day, forecasters said.
The Kankakee River remains under a flood warning at Shelby through Monday, the National Weather Service said.
The Lake County Highway Department sent sandbags to communities along the Kankakee River in anticipation of flooding, officials said Wednesday.
The Kankakee River remains under a flood warning throughout much of the region, with another shower of heavy precipitation in the forecast for Wednesday.
A flood warning remains in effect for the Kankakee River at Shelby near the Lake and Newton county border and a warning was issued Friday at the Davis Route 30 bridge in LaPorte County through Tuesday.
The Kankakee River at Shelby remains under a flood warning through Thursday night as water levels continue to fall.
Flood warnings issued for the Kankakee River in Lake, Newton, LaPorte, Starke and St. Joseph counties have been extended because of rain forecast Tuesday night into this morning.
The flood warnings issued for the Kankakee River in Lake, Newton, LaPorte, Starke and St. Joseph counties have been extended rain added to the forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
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