Million Dollar Rain

The Bond County Area received some much-needed rain Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Local farmer and Farm Bureau board member Frank Doll told WGEL on Thursday that the precipitation qualified as a “million dollar rain”. He said farmers like to drive around and check their crops and it was becoming an “ugly experience” the last week or so.

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Doll said while the rain was definitely a benefit, it won’t be long before more will be needed. He said farmers in southern Illinois are always seven to ten days away from a drought.

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The National Weather Service is calling for a 20 to 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms every day and night through Sunday evening.