It might be a cool and rainy spring according to the latest weather outlook. The La Nina effect is still in play in Illinois, although it is expected to quickly weaken later this spring. That means March thru May will be cooler and wetter than normal says State Climatologist Jim Angel.
Currently, there is no indication that precipitation will be either above or below normal this summer. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report finds much of Illinois, especially the bottom 2/3rds, is pretty dry.