A deadly storm system that swept across the middle of the country the past two days is now producing very strong winds over the northeast part of the country as it rapidly moves into Canada. The system produced extremely heavy rains and flooding over parts of Texas to tornadoes over southern Illinois and over Louisiana. The death toll as of Friday morning was three.
The graphic shows the heavy rain that fell over the center of the nation from Wednesday morning into Friday morning. There were local amounts of 10-12 inches over central and eastern Texas. Severe flooding with at least two deaths were reported in the Austin area. Over the Chicago metro area local rain amounts of four inches were reported. No major flooding was reported with the Chicago rainfall.
For the Chicago metro area, the rain has ended and much colder air as followed. The high of 64 on Thursday is long gone. The normal high is now down to 56 and falling fast so the 60s for Halloween were certainly nice. The chill however will not last long. By Monday strong south winds will be returning to the Midwest. Another mild and very wet storm system looks likely Tuesday night into Wednesday as another strong system from the Pacific moves across the country.
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