Drought conditions will not be alleviated this week after substantial rainfall hit parts of Texas, but it was a welcome relief. The Corn Belt also received precipitation over the weekend, though in more of a hit-or-miss fashion. South and West Texas’ rain will not become a drought-buster until more rain over a substantial period is received, even though this week’s rain caused localized flash flooding. Cooler temperatures across much of the U.S. breadbasket also relieved some soil moisture concerns.
The forecast points to a continuation of the cool, if not cooler, temperatures across the Corn Belt. However, no real precipitation is on the horizon for the area. Texas could see increased chances of wetter weather. This comes as the hurricane season begins to ramp up into full swing, with the peak typically occurring in mid-September.
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