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Drought conditions worsen in Iowa

The latest US Drought Monitor was released this morning, and it's not good news for the state.

Last week, 62.84% of the state was at least abnormally dry, but this week it's up to 79.61%. The percentage of moderate drought areas is also up from 32.58% to 34.27%. Severe drought areas rose to 15.68% from 12.82%.

Iowa now has an "Extreme Drought" in 6.2% of the state.

Fortunately, there are some rain chances in the forecast over the next 10 days. Our best chance will be Saturday morning, then again Sunday night into Monday.

Stay with KWWL for updates.

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Kyle Kiel


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