More rain in the forecast for Missouri

A state climatologist with the University of Missouri Extension says the spring weather outlook includes an above normal chance for rain in Missouri.

The state has received some rain this week and Zach Leasor tells Brownfield a break from the dry conditions should continue over the next two weeks.

“We hope for that to continue through March and April, but beyond that period is when we start to introduce more uncertainty.”

Leasor says the spring rains might cause some planting delays, but the additional moisture will be valuable to the soil.

He says the state’s drought conditions have improved this winter, but dryness remain in Missouri. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor says 46% of Missouri is in at least a moderate drought.

Leasor gave a climate update at the Missouri Drought Assessment Committee meeting on Thursday.

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