Isaac rain may be too late for drought relief

September 1, 2012 4:33:27 PM PDT
What's left of hurricane Isaac is making its way into the Chicago area as a portion of Illinois remains in extreme drought conditions.

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Isaac is expected to bring several inches of rain over parts of Chicago and southern Illinois.

But state climatologist say the rain waters might be a little too late to provide relief for farmers whose crops wilted months ago.

For Labor Day weekend revelers in Chicago the storm could spoil plans for lakeside fun.

State and local emergency officials in are also preparing for the possibility of flash floods