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This Is Already The Rainiest May In Chicago History

Chicago has broken the record for the rainiest May for the third year in a row.

A Humboldt Park baseball field was flooded Monday afternoon.
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LOGAN SQUARE — This May has already become the rainiest in the city’s recorded history.

A record-breaking 8.3 inches of rain has fallen in the city as of Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

That means it breaks the old record of 8.25 inches of rain in May — even though that record was set just last year. In fact, this May now marks the third consecutive year the city has broken a record for rainfall during the month.

The city has seen multiple heavy storms, including ones this weekend that left neighborhoods drenched and flooded. The Riverwalk was underwater and Lower Wacker was so flooded fire crews had to rescue people from it with inflatable boats.

The city pushed past the 2019 record thanks to an early morning storm that dropped .11 inches of rain on the city. Even more rain is expected to fall during the day, with storms possible again Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

It will be sunnier and a bit warmer the rest of this week, though.

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