This month will beat June 1993 as the wettest June on record thanks to several rounds of heavy rainfall throughout the month. It’s the first time in 25 years that Rockford has seen double digit rainfall totals during a one-month span.
June 1993 had 11.85" of rainfall, and was the closest Rockford has been to a foot of rain on the record books, going back to 1906. This month is up to 12.03", with another week to go to add to the tally. Average for June is 4.65"
One-day rainfall totals have topped 1" five times already this month, with one day falling just short at 0.9". Two of those five days had a staggering 2"+ total. This week alone amounted for nearly half of the month’s rainfall total, with 5.51" of rain in just 5 days. About half of the days so far this month have measured rainfall.
Additional showers and storms are possible between Monday night and Tuesday night, followed by slight chances on Thursday and Friday. These next few chances could challenge the all-time wettest month on record for Rockford, which was 13.98" of rainfall during August 2007.