The NOAA Climate Prediction Center released their latest outlooks for April and beyond today. Areas without shading are labeled EC for equal chances of above, below, and near-average conditions.
Here are the outlooks for April for temperature (left) and precipitation (right). Nothing much to report temperatures but the northern third of Illinois has an increased chance of below-average precipitation. This area has been dry all winter. Click to enlarge.
Outlooks for April-May-June
EC for temperature and precipitation. The risk of drier weather seen in April shifts northward.
Outlooks for June-July-August (summer)
There is a higher risk of warmer-than-average conditions across the northern part of Illinois. EC for precipitation.