Drought still holding on across the area
Rain chances before Tuesday helped out some
The latest Drought Tracker still shows much of the area in a moderate drought with the outlying areas in abnormally dry conditions. The way the Drought Tracker gets updated is the National Drought Mitigation Center works in conjunction with NOAA and a few other organizations to gather and analyzed data up to Tuesday of each week. The compilation of the data results in the map we bring each week when it gets updated on Thursday. The cutoff didn’t have a chance to show the impacts of our widespread rain we saw over the past week. Hopefully, we can see the rain from the past week result in a better Drought Tracker update when it gets released next Thursday.