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CHICAGO (CBS) — Severe weather swept into the Chicago area on Saturday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and tornado warnings right to the center of the city.

1:37 p.m.: Heavy rain fell rapidly in the Chicago area with 2 to 3 inches all at once during the severe storms, CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis reported.

READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Threat For Gusty Winds, Tornadoes Through Early Saturday Evening

1:32 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued until 2 p.m. for far southeast Cook and northeast Will counties and northern Lake County, Indiana. CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis reports there is come concern about rotation over Northwest Indiana, but no tornado warning has been issued.

1:01 p.m.: Video shows rain coming down in buckets at Artesian and Wabansia avenues in Bucktown.

12:58 p.m.: Following the heavy rain, police warned people to be cautious around viaducts. There were also reports of flooded basements in the city.

12:34 p.m.: The drenching rain from the storms brought street flooding to Bucktown early Saturday afternoon.

Bucktown Street Flood

(Credit: Tiffani Lupenski/CBS 2)

12:33 p.m.: CBS 2 Meteorologist Tammie Souza has pinpointed another storm of interest in the south suburbs near Harvey.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Will County, southeastern Cook County, and northwestern Lake County, Indiana.

12:31 p.m.: A flash flood warning has also been issued for parts of the eastern Cook, central DuPage, and northwest Will County until 6:15 p.m.

12:11 a.m.: Emergency warning sirens were heard in Grant Park amid the tornado warning.

READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Severe Storms Prompt Tornado Warnings For City Of Chicago, Will And Grundy Counties

11:49 a.m.: A tornado warning was issued for parts of the City of Chicago until 12:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service reported that at 11:49 a.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted over East Garfield Park and West Town.

The system moved northeast toward Lakeview, Uptown and Edgewater. The NWS reported the rotation moved out over the northern part of the Loop area.

A separate tornado warning was issued for southwest Will County just to the south and east of Joliet until noon, and a third was issued for southern Grundy County and Livingston County until 12:30 p.m.

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Ellis reported the Grundy County storm system had the most severe rotation and was the most dangerous of the systems.

Source: CBS Chicago

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