Data: Illinois had above-normal rainfall during March

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois climate experts say the state saw a rainy March with statewide precipitation more than a half-inch above normal. The University of Illinois’ state water survey says statewide precipitation during March was 3.62 inches. That’s more than six-tenths of an inch above normal. Precipitation was highest in band from Quincy east to Chicago with rainfall amounts between 3 and 6 inches, or 1 to 3 inches above normal.