Weekend rains in Illinois have almost eliminated any shortages of moisture throughout central Illinois.
Coming into the winter and even spring, drought concerns were starting to creep in but Monday on the WHOW Morning Show, Chris Miller at the National Weather Service in Lincoln told Regional Radio News this weekend's rains capped off what has been a very wet spring.
Anywhere from one to two inches of rain fell in most places in central Illinois this weekend, and the National Weather Service's cocorahs.org website even had reports of two-plus inches in some places.
Early this week is looking at still cooler temperatures, especially in the overnight with some frost advisories in effect in some places in central Illinois. Miller indicates if we can make it through the early part of this week, we're starting to head towards more seasonable temperatures in the week-and-a-half ahead.
Miller says this time next week we could see regular temperatures in the lower-70s and even approaching 80 degrees. We'll have more from Miller throughout the week on Regional Radio News.