In a Thursday morning update from the U.S. Drought Monitor, parts of southeastern Minnesota have been upgraded to a moderate drought. This comes as much of the area is running around 2-3 inches below average for the season of Summer.
The Moderate Drought area covers parts of Mower, Olmsted, Winona, Fillmore, and Houston Counties in Minnesota.
Weather forecasters have stated that there is a chance for some scattered to isolated storms on Saturday as a disturbance works through the area. Potential rainfall accumulations are as of Thursday morning around a quarter of an inch. However, if the disturbance tracks closer to or further from the area, then those accumulations will increase or decrease respectively.
Rainy weather seems more certain towards the end of August as cooler weather moves in following very warm weather early next week.