No drought here. While portions of over half the states in the US are experiencing drought conditions, (22 of those states west of the Mississippi) Illinois and Indiana are in much better shape. Only the northwest corner of Illinois and the northeast corner of Indiana are “abnormally dry” according to the US Drought Monitor. The forecast here for the next few days is calling for our share of April showers and even a few April thunderstorms. A wavy frontal boundary will be draped across northern Illinois and Indiana and as waves ripple along the front, we will see periods of showers and thunderstorms. Our RPM model is indicating about an 1″ of rain from today through early Wednesday morning. That said, today will not be a washout. We will have some dry hours during the afternoon with only a slight chance for a spotty shower after midday.
April is the fifth rainiest month of the year with an average of about 3 and a third inches of rain typically falling. Tuesday and Wednesday will probably be the wettest days of the week. As we dry out towards Friday our temps will tumble with highs only in the lower to middle 40s by the end of the week.