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Wet Travel Conditions for the East; Snow and Wind for the Pacific Northwest and Rockies

A storm lifting northward toward the Great Lakes will bring periods of rain and gusty winds for the eastern third of the country today. For the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating snow and strong winds will make for hazardous traveling conditions through tonight. A stronger storm is forecast early in the week with the threat of severe thunderstorms for the Mississippi Valley. Read More >

Overview


Fast Facts:

  • The remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto were the primary impetus to heavy showers and embedded storms on Wednesday, May 30.
  • Atmospheric moisture was high, near or at record levels for late May, setting the stage for periods of heavy rain and isolated totals of 2-5", especially over DuPage and northwestern Cook County.
  • Some of the showers were extremely slow moving in the late afternoon and early evening, overlapping the evening commute time.
  • The heaviest hit communities with rainfall and some flooding impacts were Addison, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Elmhurst, and Villa Park.
  • The 0.90" of rain at Chicago O'Hare pushed their total to 8.21" for the month, setting a record for the wettest May.
Radar Loop
24-hour Radar Loop on Wednesday, May 30
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