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NWS: Cool, Wet Weather to Kick Off Fall
NWS: Cool, Wet Weather to Kick Off Fall

It’s hot and dry, and it will likely be that way for a while — should central Illinois residents start to worry?

Chris Miller with the National Weather Service in Lincoln says if the weather continues this way… the dreaded “D” word might come back.

“You might hear the word drought again,” says Miller. “Just on the moderate level. There is moderate drought across parts of Iowa, northern Missouri and that is expanding into Illinois.”

Miller expects a wet pattern with average temperatures to dominate late September and early October. He hopes the rain will hold off until after the majority of the harvest season.