With nearly two weeks remaining in the month, Chicago is poised to smash the record for wettest May of all-time.
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has already reported 8.19 inches of rain this month, making this the third-wettest May since record keeping began in the 1950s.
According to NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Paul Deanno, the record was set in 2019, with 8.25 inches of rain during the month.
May 2018 was another record-setting month, with 8.21 inches of rain, meaning that if Chicago gets 0.07 more inches of rain this month, it will mark the third consecutive year that the monthly rain record has been broken.
Chicago has received 7.88 inches of rain over the last four days alone.
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