In the great pantheon of things, Joliet did not have it nearly as bad as, say, Shorewood or Bolingbrook, when it came to rainfall or flooding. But don't tell that to the co-worker with knee-deep water in the basement or the friend whose car got caught in a flash flood.
Overall, our area received about 4 inches of rain in the last 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service in Romeoville. Less than 20 miles away, in towns such as Naperville and Oakbrook, the tally was more than 6 inches.
Because roads continue to be a mess in the Plainfield area, school for Plainfield District 202 students (many of whom live in Joliet) is cancelled again Friday.
And as of Thursday night a flood warning remained in effect for the sections of Bolingbrook and Shorewood near the DuPage River, which stood 25.8 feet. Flood stage is considered 19.5 feet. Some smaller streams are also in jeopardy of flooding, the weather service said.
The good news is while there remains a 40 percent chance of rain during the day Friday, things will start clearing Friday night and Saturday's predicted to be sunny with a high of 50. All the better for watching the Lyrid meteor shower.
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