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Drought Conditions Worsen in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 6:21 am
Author: KCII News

Drought continues to spread through southeast Iowa.

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report, moderate drought conditions expanded to the areas of extreme southern and most of southeast Washington County, northern Henry County as well as all of Louisa County. The rest of Henry and Jefferson Counties remain impacted by moderate conditions north of Highway 34 and severe drought south of the highway. The new communities impacted include Brighton, Wayland, Coppock, Crawfordsville, Olds, and Ainsworth and all rural areas surrounding those towns. The next best chances for rain will come late Sunday night through most of Monday, according to the National Weather Service, with widespread totals of .5″ to one inch of rainfall possible during that time span. Stay tuned to KCII for weather updates.