People generally don’t like rain on the weekend.
But rainfall over the last few days was surely welcomed by some Chicagoans.
That’s because 3.75 inches of total precipitation in Chicago between March and May makes for the city’s third-driest spring since record keeping began in 1871, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford.
As of Monday, the National Weather Service classifies the northern part of Cook County as falling under severe drought conditions.
We discuss the drier-than-normal weather and its impact with Julie Janoski, the Morton Aboretum’s plant clinic manager; and Scott Collis, an atmospheric scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.