After being abruptly roused at 4:30 AM from a not-long-enough sleep by a “flash/boomer” directly overhead, I reluctantly got out of bed to check if there had been a power outage.
Rain poured down loudly against the windows, accompanied by continual flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.
Later, the morning looked like this:
I walked in what had by then become a light rain to the bus shelter…
Lots of flooding in and around Chicago this morning–five or so inches of rain made for a hellish commute, with many underpasses holding several feet of water…and a few cars!
While walking back home (the rain had stopped and I need the exercise!), puddles were everywhere, such as this one, where heavy equipment is parked:
Closer to home, even the Daffodils suffered the effects of the heavy downpours:
Poor, sodden little things!