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HURRICANE ISAAC IS EXPECTED TO BRING MUCH NEEDED RAIN TO ILLINOIS.

STATE CLIMATOLOGIST JIM ANGEL SAYS MOST OF THE STATE SHOULD ENJOY SOME RAIN THIS WEEKEND AS ISAAC SLOWLY MAKES IT’S WAY THROUGH THE MIDWEST.

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THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION SHOULD HELP TO EASE DROUGHT CONDITIONS. THE WIND WILL ALSO PICK UP…BUT ISN’T EXPECTED TO REACH SPEEDS SEEN DOWN ON THE GULF COAST. ANGEL SAYS HAVING A TROPICAL STORM MOVE INTO ILLINOIS IS FAIRLY RARE.

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SUCH A BIG DOWNPOUR MIGHT POSE PROBLEMS WHERE THE GROUND IS VERY HARD AND CAN’T QUICKLY SOAK UP THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION. CENTRAL ILLINOIS IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP THE MOST PRECIPITATION.

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