After a much needed round of rain Wednesday, almost 49% of the state is “abnormally dry” according to the latest U.S. drought monitor. So far this year, it has been a struggle to get the moisture that we need. However, heading into next week, things are looking up as more rain is back in the forecast.
There is a chance of light rain along the Iowa/Minnesota border Saturday night., however, our next chance of widespread rain across the state will be on Monday and Tuesday. This round of rain will be a nice soaking rain which will hopefully aid the drought effort to the 49% of the state that is abnormally dry.
There will be a few more chances of rain later next week, and by next Friday, moderate rainfall totals will be possible across the state. The greatest rainfall accumulations will be across southeast Iowa, and this is where nearly 2″ of rain will be possible. No severe weather is expected here in the state next week, just your typically run of the mill springtime thunderstorms. As the saying goes, April showers brings May flowers and that is exactly what we are aiming to accomplish!