For some of you, it has been awhile since you have received a decent thunderstorm, or just rain at all. The latest drought monitor, which is issued by the The National Drought Mitigation Center, the southeast quarter of the state is abnormally dry. This is the first level in the drought monitor scale. This is up compared to one year ago. Just one year ago, less than a half a percent of Iowa was abnormally dry. This week, almost 27% of Iowa is abnormally dry.
Have no fear, as rain is on the way beginning tonight. A cold front will being to push across the state this evening, starting in northwest Iowa, and will advance off to the southeast. Additional rain chances will be possible Monday through Wednesday. Some of this may be severe.
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