No surprise here, but the recent US Drought Monitor this morning shows quite an improvement across the state.
Last week's rain took the state from 95% "Abnormally Dry" one week ago to roughly 78% this week.
The "Extreme Drought" situation in central and western Iowa has been eliminated.
There is little to no rain in the forecast over the next 7 to 10 days. The first half of the month was wet. Here is a look at the rainfall totals compared to normal for Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City: