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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >


Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed across northern Illinois during the early afternoon hours of May 25th.  As the storms moved eastward, they became more widespread, producing torrential rains, gusty winds to 60 mph and nickel sized hail across portions of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. The heaviest rains recorded were across Cook County, where some areas had two to three inches. 


24 Hour Precipitation Ending at 7 am May 26
Map of 24 Hour Observed Precipitation Ending at 7 AM May 26, 2016


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