AFTER A DRY AUGUST IN WHICH MOST LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS RECEIVED LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH...SOME RELIEF CAN BE EXPECTED THIS WEEK. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT SHOULD TO STALL ACROSS ILLINOIS ON WEDNESDAY. THE REMNANT MOISTURE FROM HURRICANE GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO RIDE UP THE FRONT PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL TO LOCATIONS ALONG AND NEAR THE BOUNDARY.We always get hurricane sloppy seconds. But then we don't share our tornadoes, do we?
AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS IS LIKELY BETWEEN INTERSTATE 72 AND INTERSTATE 57. LESSER AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED NORTH AND EAST OF THESE HIGHWAYS.
I'm not sure what they mean by "between Interstate 72 and Interstate 57". I mean, they run perpendicular to each other. That would be like saying "between Wabash and Chatham Road" here in Springfield. Anyway, two to four inches is a lot of rain.