Chicagoland hadn't had much rain so far in June, but that changed Saturday, especially if you live in the southern part of the region.
It was bad enough in Kankakee County that the local office of the National Weather Service issued a flood warning after Saturday’s storms left the county seriously soaked. According to local weather service figures, the top seven rainfall totals for the last 24 hours were all in Kankakee County, including 7.33 inches in Bradley. 6.91 inches in Kankakee, and 4.78 inches in St. Anne.
The next six were all in Will County, topped by one location in Peotone with 2.68 inches.
Other totals included 1.86 inches in south suburban Park Forest, 1.33 inches in northwest suburban Wheeling, 1.11 inches at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on the North Shore, .87 inches in southwest suburban Plainfield, .66 inches in west suburban Countryside, .65 inches at Midway International Airport in the city, .63 inches at northwest suburban Woodstock in McHenry County, .58 inches in Bartlett in DuPage County, and .52 inches in northwest suburban Lake Zurich in Lake County.
Virtually everywhere in the region got measurable rainfall, a good thing since June had been exceptionally dry. Only .01 inches of rain had fallen this month.
Now that the rain is gone, temperatures will begin to rise again. Father’s Day highs will approach 90 this afternoon, and lower dew points will make it feel less humid, according to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com. It's a good day to be outside with your dad, whether you're golfing, swimming, hiking, going to a ballgame or barbecuing.
Not so much boating though – the weather service has issued a small craft advisory for Lake Michigan in the Chicago area from 10 a.m. today though 10 p.m. Monday. The advisory warns of winds gusting to 30 miles an hour with waves peaking at 6 feet.
Monday looks really hot, with a predicted high of 98, high humidity, and gusty winds out of the south/southwest. There's even a chance that some parts the area will hit 100.
The temperatures are expected to stay that high Wednesday before some rain arrives Thursday afternoon to cool things off heading into next weekend.
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