Last Month Was Cloudiest June Ever In Chicago; 9th Wettest
Stormy Weather: Wettest June On Record For Illinois; Second Wettest Month EverIllinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said, as of June 29, the statewide average rainfall for June was 9.37 inches, more than double the monthly average of 4.2 inches for June.
June's Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of MosquitosThis month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.
Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup ContinuesIt has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.
More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To KankakeeHundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.
Flash Flood Watch Canceled As Rain Tapers Off"The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished," the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.
Rain Expected Ahead Of Of Blackhawks Parade; Scattered Storms Possible For RallyAs Blackhawks fans flock downtown for the big Stanley Cup victory party, they’ll want to keep some rain gear handy, as heavy rain was bearing down on the city just ahead of the parade downtown.
Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding
Stormy Afternoon Ahead, With Chances For Flash FloodingAs heat and humidity build through the day on Monday, so will the chances for showers and thunderstorms.
Storms Cause Flooding In Northwest Indiana, Hail Hammers Southern SuburbsMore rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.
Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Possible On ThursdaySevere storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.
Bellwood Hit Hard By Flooding From Monday's StormMany suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets.