Drought conditions persisting across Iowa have now seeped across the state line into Missouri. USDA’s Drought Monitor indicates that Putnam and Schuyler counties, along with western Scotland, northern Adair, and the northeastern corners of Mercer and Sullivan counties, are in pre-drought conditions or abnormally dry. That results in over 14-point-eight percent of Missouri being in abnormally dry or drought conditions. Four percent of the state is now in moderate drought, a one-and-a-half point increase from last week.

Iowa’s conditions declined. While Iowa’s current most severe category, D3 Extreme Drought, did not change at about 7 percent, D2 Severe Drought increased by another 5 percent to 17 percent overall. D1 Moderate Drought also increased from last week by 7 percent to 22 percent. Iowa’s Abnormally Dry area is now at 42 percent. Eastern Ringgold, most of Decatur County, and all of Wayne County are now under Abnormally Dry conditions.

There is no rain in the weather forecast for the next 7 days. The 8 to 14 day forecast does have above normal chances of precipitation.