Alton, IL

Illinois Drying Out

Story by WBGZ Radio

Dry conditions persist across Illinois and could soon become a problem. With precipitation well below normal, it's been a vary dry June so far, according to State Climatologist Jim Angel.

He notes that aside from Wednesday's storms, Central Illinois has received almost no rain at all in recent weeks.

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Angel says this rapid drying can lead to a "flash drought" because conditions can deteriorate rapidly. He says we aren't there yet, but will be if Illinois doesn't see some significant rain soon.

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