Well, this was a weekend I'd just as soon forget.
This was about 1 PM Saturday afternoon. I think this is what they call a wall cloud. Tornado sirens had just gone off and within 5 minutes of my taking this picture we got slammed. No tornado, but straight line winds in excess of 50 MPH and rain so hard you couldn't see 50 yards.
During this first event we got 2-1/2 inches in little more than a half hour. That was not the end of it though. It pretty much rained all weekend, although the wind and tornado threat diminished.
After another 1/2 inch overnight we now stand at 9 inches since it started Saturday.
Flooding is widespread [I have no worry as I live on top of a hill] and a lot of dams are in danger of failing. It looks like we will get a little reprieve today to let things dry out a bit, but we're not out of the woods.
The front has moved east a bit and now those of you in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan are under the gun. Good luck and stay dry.