Badly needed rain for Iowa

Badly needed rain for Iowa

A quick look at the U.S. Drought monitor map released last Thursday shows more color in Iowa compared to one week ago.

The Iowa DNR tracks water issues and reports expansion farther into the state and up to 90 — almost 100 percent of the state now being rated as abnormally dry or in drought.  This impacts the crops and Hall says we are at a point where rain would help the soybeans — but it may be too late for corn.

KCRG TV-9 says to plan on scattered rain through the day along with cool temps in the 50s. Wind chills will largely be in the 40s. When not raining, it’ll be damp with some occasional drizzle. The damp, chilly pattern is going to continue for a while as our weather pattern is essentially blocked. Plan on another day in the low-mid 50s for tomorrow with upper 50s by Thursday. Rain chances are going to keep going through Saturday along with thick clouds and chilly temperatures. Rain amounts this week will generally be in the 2-4″ range with isolated higher amounts. By Sunday, the pattern breaks with welcome drier conditions likely.