[Eric Ginnard - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Kluber added that there still was about an inch to an inch and a half of water in the snow on the ground before the rain started falling, and even as of Sunday, there still was about three-quarters of an inch of water within the snow. The warm air along with 2 to 3 inches of rainfall Monday and Tuesday added up to the 4 to 5 inches on the ground.
Additionally, the cold temperatures made the ground frozen, so the melting snow and rainfall resulted in water unable to be absorbed into the ground, going straight to runoff. Kluber also said that there was a flood warning for pretty much every river in the county.
Going forward, a drop in temperature Wednesday could cause the ground to freeze up again. There also is a slight chance of snow or sleet, but then it should be mostly sunny afterward in the Joliet area.
There were some major road closures around the county as a result of flooding.