Evanston under flash flood warning

Evanston is among the areas in northern Illinois that are included in a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service.
Update 11:30 p.m.: The warning, initially scheduled to end at 10:45 a.m.this morning now has been extended until 2:45 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are passing through the area, and city officials say two forestry crews are on the street dealing with storm damage.

One tree at Judson and Kedzie lost a large limb. "This tree is compromised and we will be removing it today," says forestry supervisor Matt Basile, who adds, "We also have hanging limbs at 2801 Sheridan, one on Payne east of Central Park, and one on Grant east of Central Park."

There's the possibility of more rain later today, along with temperatures in the 90s. So officials have moved the location for tonight's Starlight Concert featuring Maracujaz Brazil from outdoors at Leahy Park to indoors at the Levy Center at 7 p.m.

Update 9:30 a.m.: The weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area including Evanston for the next 15 minutes. The storm could bring with it quarter-size hail.


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