We're still three weeks from meterological autumn and we've already had the wettest summer in 54 years and the second-wettest ever:
The new rains are to fall in the midst of the Chicago area's wettest meteorological summer (the period which began June 1) in 54 years. A total of 420 mm has occurred to date which makes this the second wettest summer to date since the official observational record began here in 1871. That amount is nearly twice the 140 year average to date of 219 mm.
And what do we have in today's forecast? Yup. Rain.
At least it's only getting up to 26°C this weekend. I have my windows open for only the second time since July 7th.