DOWNTOWN — It it feels like this May has just been one gray, stormy day after another … you’re right.
This May is officially the wettest one on record for Chicago as of Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Chicago’s been hit with storm after storm in recent weeks, dumping a total of 8.25 inches of rain on the city this month.
It’s also the second-wettest spring in Chicago’s recorded history, with 16.36 inches of rain this season. The rainiest spring ever came in 1983, when there was 17.51 inches of rain during the season.
And don’t hang up your raincoat just yet: This May could even rainier as more storms are expected Thursday. Storms are possible before 10 a.m. and after 3 p.m., and the day will be cloudy before becoming mostly sunny later on, according to the National Weather Service. It’s expected to get as warm as 72 degrees.
Friday will be better with an expected high temperature of 81 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is predicted and it’s expected to be a sunny day.
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