Light showers dotted the sky through much of Wednesday morning and early afternoon, but the rain has become more widespread and steady Wednesday evening. Pockets of more moderate rain will be likely over the next couple of hours as low pressure moves into central Illinois. Heavier rainfall has been occurring over much of central and east-central Illinois, closer tied to the low pressure system.
Rainfall totals have been on the lighter side with less than a quarter of an inch coming down so far. An additional quarter of an inch, up to half an inch, will be possible before the rain ends Thursday morning.