The forecast for this summer in Illinois may be a little cooler and wetter than average.
Champaign-based State Climatologist Jim Angel said that's based on the latest predictions from the National Weather Service.
The weather service also said there are equal chances for above or below normal temperatures for the lower two-thirds of the state this summer.
Meanwhile looking at the present day, this month in Champaign-Urbana has been cooler and dryer than normal. Angel said through this past weekend, the average temperature locally was 59.4 degrees. That's 3.1 degrees below normal. Local rainfall for the month so far checked in at 1.97 inches. Normal for the month is 4.89 inches.