Drying Out After Record Rainfall - NBC Chicago

Drying Out After Record Rainfall

Wednesday brings chance for more storms



    Forecast: Rain, Rain Goes Away

    Chicago gets a bit of a reprieve from a wet weekend. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011)

    The Chicago area is getting a couple of days reprieve from the rain, but don't get used to it.

    NBC meteorologist Brant Miller says Tuesday will feel a lot like Monday -- rain-free, with temperatures in the mid-80s.

    But things will begin to change Wednesay, with a warm front push temperatures back toward the 90s, and creating chances for rain and thunderstorms for the rest of the week.

    The area saw 6.86 inches of rainfall Saturday, marking a Chicago record set back in 1871. 

    The rain created flooding issues in homes from Desplaines to Wheeling to Mt. Prospect.

    "Carpet, some furniture, a lot of books. There's just some things that we haven't gone through yet," said Karen Tittle of Mt. Prospect.

    Flood warnings remain in effect for several area counties.