A couple of upper level disturbances will bring more cloudiness compared to recent days. A possibility of some rain exists tomorrow night and Wednesday. Temperatures will continue well above “normal” through mid-week before cooler, more seasonal air arrives.
The U.S. Drought Monitor reported 11.1 percent of the United States was affected by drought by Sept. 28. While improvements were seen in the Southern Plains and the Upper Midwest, conditions deteriorated during the month in the lower Mississippi River Valley, along the Gulf Coast and northward along the Eastern seaboard.
Many states had precipitation amounts ranking in their top ten wettest for the January-September period: Wisconsin (second wettest), Iowa (second), North Dakota (third), South Dakota (fifth) and Minnesota (seventh). Conversely, Louisiana had its sixth driest January-September.