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Beryl’s remnants could bring heavy rain and flooding risk to Chicago area – NBC Chicago

Beryl’s remnants could bring heavy rain and flooding risk to Chicago area – NBC Chicago

The Chicago area could see intermittent showers and thunderstorms on Monday, but a major disruption could be on the way after Tropical Storm Beryl makes landfall in Texas.

According to the NBC 5 Storm Team and the National Weather Service, the remnants of Beryl, which could strengthen again into a hurricane before landfall, could cause heavy rain and even localized flooding as it moves north and away from the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecast models are still trying to determine where the storm system could potentially travel, and NWS officials warn of a “sharp cutoff” between areas receiving heavy rainfall and areas receiving little to no precipitation from the system.

For those areas that receive such precipitation, waves of rain are expected to affect the area beginning Tuesday night and continuing well into Wednesday, which could cause localized flooding in various parts of the area.

Prior to the arrival of that system, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday and Tuesday morning. Significant rainfall accumulations are not expected, with periods of dry weather interspersed.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-20s on Wednesday, but will slowly rise as the remnants of Beryl move away from the region. By the weekend, highs could again reach 32C, with increased humidity on Sunday and Monday.

Stay tuned to the NBC 5 Storm Team for the latest forecast models and more information on Beryl as it makes landfall.