Rain Heavy Rain Could Lead to Flooding By Jordan Maddox • Feb 21, 2018 The National Weather Service in Paducah says Southern Illinois will get a lot of rain this week. Meteorologist Kevin Smith says the area can expect 3.5 to 4.5 inches through Saturday. Illinois Is Under Its First Ever Harvest Emergency By Illinois Public Radio • Nov 6, 2017 Illinois Farm Bureau Governor Bruce Rauner has declared a “harvest emergency” across Illinois. The designation means trucks carrying grain can exceed weight limits by 10 percent. Southern Illinois Steps Up to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims By Brad Palmer • Aug 28, 2017 FEMA Nearly 40 American Red Cross workers from central and southern Illinois have been deployed to Texas to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. Patricia's Remnants Will Dump on Region This Week... By Jennifer Fuller • Oct 26, 2015 Some parts of the Quad-State could see more than two inches of rain over the next couple of days, as what's left of Hurricane Patricia moves across the region.