2019 Setting Records for Rainfall

Wettest May_1559185234575.png.jpg

The month of May has been one of the wettest ever in Rockford and 2019 is on track to be one of the wettest years on record.

So far, Rockford has experienced 7.48 inches of rain in the month of May alone. This currently stands as the fourth rainiest May ever. Showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night are expected to bump May of 2019 into the number 3 spot.

The year as a whole has seen 20.13 inches of rain in Rockford which is the third wettest year to date through May 29th since recordings began in 1905. With nearly an inch expected Wednesday night into Thursday, 2019 should become the second wettest year ever through May 30th.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.