April now the wettest month on record

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This may come as no surprise to you, but April 2013 is officially the wettest April on record in Chicagoland. rainweather

As of midday Wednesday, 8.58 inches of rain had fallen this month, beating the previous record of 8.33 inches back in April of 1947.

But there’s hope.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid 60′s, maybe even 70′s by this weekend.