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.
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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
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.