May was an adventure when it came to weather.
Some days were very warm and then there was a stretch early in the month that was very cold, with frost advisories in some places. Chris Miller at the National Weather Service in Lincoln indicates it all totaled up to a month that was only a degree-below normal.
As it relates to rain, that was again all over the place depending on where you're at in Illinois. Miller says some places are doing well for moisture and other areas very much struggling.
As we hit the unofficial start of summer with this Memorial Day, Miller attributes the oddities of the rain disparities to some of the weather patterns that came through last month.
Miller says we saw this late last fall when central Illinois would get much-needed moisture but it would appear to just skip over the east-central portion of Illinois.