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Active Weather for the Plains and Mississippi Valley

A developing storm across the Southern Plains is forecast to bring severe weather that includes large hail and damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall that could result in flash flooding across portions of the Plains and Mississippi Valley. The effects of this storm will continue through the middle of this week. The Four Corners area will continue to see elevated to critical fire weather conditions. Read More >

Overview

Memorial Day thunderstorms produced widespread large hail and wind damage across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.  There were five brief EF-0 tornadoes confirmed. See this Public Information Statement for the details. 

In addition to the severe weather, heavy rainfall and flooding were reported in many locations.  With the 1.92" of rain recorded at Chicago O'Hare, this set a daily record for precipitation for May 27th, as well as making it the wettest Memorial Day on record.

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Preliminary Overview Map - Updated May 29
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