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A stretch from Lincoln to Clinton down to Decatur and farther south is the driest areas of Illinois.

 

The National Weather Service's Chris Miller says the data is deceiving though because of how wet the spring was. He indicates that doesn't take away from the fact it is very dry. 

 

 

Most of Illinois remains in a 'moderate drought' and Miller says things are even drier down to the south of central Illinois.

 

 

Miller told Regional Radio News earlier this week if we don't see a significant rain system in the next several weeks, we are looking at a good chance of starting the spring in a drought. 

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