Even though we are in a slight deficit in rainfall totals so far this year, drought conditions are continuing to improve throughout Illinois. Wisconsin and the rest of the Midwest are also improving.
Currently Illinois isn't in a drought, but 2% of the state is abnormally dry. This is a large improvement from 3 months ago when 28% of the state was ranked abnormally dry and 20% was in a moderate drought. Wisconsin is doing even better, the entire state is free of drought and dryness. Compared to 3 months ago when 40% of the state was was ranked from abnormally dry to severe drought.