(3:30PM Thursday, November 3rd, 2023) The latest NOAA drought monitor update valid Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, shows that much of Illinois continues to experience abnormally dry (D0) to severe drought (D2) conditions. Conditions have maintained or improved across the state during recent times, due to an increase in periods of precipitation at times recently. The weather pattern for the next week across the state will feature little precipitation chances, thus conditions will likely maintain in most areas.
•Widespread abnormally dry (D0) to severe drought (D2) conditions exist across much of the state, as of the drought monitor update valid Tuesday, October 31st.
•Drought conditions have generally been maintained in most areas since the previous drought monitor update on October 26th.
•With little precipitation expected across the state over the next week, conditions will likely maintain in most areas.
The next drought monitor update will be on Thursday, November 9th.