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Drought likely will worsen before it gets better

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 23:18:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We have had about eight days with rain in the Kansas City area during the last two weeks, ending July 29.

But there has not been one day when the rainfall was widespread across eastern Kansas and northwest Missouri.

There have been scattered heavy downpours, but many locations have been left with less than 1 inch of rain.

The recent rain events that started on July 25 are a prime example.

The pattern is set up for widespread rain, and its been occurring north of the metro, but something always goes wrong in eastern Kansas and northwest Missouri as the precipitation has ended up scattered.

The big rain associated with the most recent event soaked the western Plains, obliterating the drought in those locations.

Unfortunately, the rain chances are going to be quite low during the next six to 10 days, so it is likely that the drought will worsen as we head into August.