heavy rain http://wkms.org en IL Rains Helping Soil Recovery http://wkms.org/post/il-rains-helping-soil-recovery <p></p><p>Illinois' state climatologist says late-October rains helped restore soil moisture after three exceptionally dry months.</p><p>Climatologist Jim Angel says a near-normal 3 point 2 inches of precipitation fell in October, most of it in the last few days of the month. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:11:33 +0000 The Associated Press 36301 at http://wkms.org IL Rains Helping Soil Recovery Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend http://wkms.org/post/heavy-rain-high-wind-expected-through-labor-day-weekend <p>National Weather Service officials say remnants of former Hurricane Isaac will bring gusty winds and rain to the region this weekend. Forecaster David Humprhey says heavy rain will be the <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/pah/isaac.pdf">biggest effect of the storms,</a> with 2-3 inches expected between now and Sunday. But high winds are also a concern. Humphrey says NWS has issued a <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=KYZ009&amp;warncounty=KYC035&amp;firewxzone=KYZ009&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Lake+Wind+Advisory">lake wind advisory </a>today through Sunday. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:43:58 +0000 Angela Hatton 21566 at http://wkms.org Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend