Early this morning Hermine made landfall on Florida as a category one hurricane but has now been downgraded to a tropical storm with max sustained winds near 60mph and a low pressure at about 980mb. It has already brought power outages, heavy rain and flooding, and storm surges around 6 feet. It is still a dangerous situation for the east coast, and while Hermine downgrades it will bring torrential rain up along the entire east coast. A few localized amounts as high as 15 inches!!
As the title states, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will have it's weather impacted by this storm. But before you get worried, and wonder if we will see torrential rain and flooding I have good news. We actually see a benefit from the storm, but how you ask?
The high pressure will keep the third system, a low over the Rockies currently, out west. As the high lingers, that low tries to continue east but won't make it far. In turn it's associated front will stall to the north west of the Stateline. So, instead of seeing rain early next week, it will actually hold off until late Tuesday but mainly Wednesday and Thursday.