A wet week is on tap for the Chicago area with rain in the forecast each day through Friday.
A few thunderstorms will accompany the rain on Tuesday; however, it does not appear like any storm will bring severe weather to the city.
In total, nearly 2 inches of rain can pile up through Tuesday, which could result in some flooding, especially in low lying and poor drainage areas. If you encounter a water-covered roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.
The wide-reaching storm responsible for the wet weather will meander in the region through the end of the week but it will gradually weaken.
Nonetheless, plenty of clouds, showers and cool weather can be anticipated to linger in the area through Friday.
Passing showers are in the offing for Saturday morning but times of clouds and sun are in store for the afternoon hours.
However, clouds will roll in on Saturday evening bringing another round of showers to the city on Sunday.
The potential for locally dangerous and disruptive thunderstorms will exist over the Midwest during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Despite no longer being a tropical storm or depression, Bonnie will induce daily showers and thunderstorms across the Carolinas into the middle of the week.
After a mild and dry Memorial Day, warmth will build across the northwestern United States.
Rounds of heavy thunderstorms will raise the risk of flooding across the south-central United States into Friday.
Extremely heavy rain fell over the weekend in southwestern Germany, leading to dangerous and deadly flash flooding.
New Yorkers crowded city streets on Monday night in hopes of catching a view of Manhattanhenge, the stunning sunset that occurs twice a year.
Burlington, KS (1941)
12.59" of rain - 24 hour record for state.
North Texas (1982)
Wettest May on record for parts of Northern Texas and Oklahoma. Wichita Falls: 13.22" (old record set in 1891), Oklahoma City: 12.07" (old record set in 1902).
Ohio, Pennsylvania Ontario (1985)
Great tornado outbreak, reported to be the worst in Pennsylvania history. Path of destruction included 1,200 homes in Ohio alone. Eighty-nine people were killed and 550 injured. Considered by many to be the worst outbreak in the U.S. since April 3, 1974. The outbreak of tornadoes spun 21 well-defined tracks, one as long as 56 miles. Most of the tornadoes in PA, OH and southern NY were spawned from 9 different storm centers that began in the lower Great Lakes. The most violent tornado ran from Ravenna Arsenal, OH, southeast of Youngstown,OH, a distance of 41 miles to Mercer, PA. An airplane wing was carried 10 miles by the tornado.