Posted Thursday, July 30, 2020
Everyone in the Tuscarawas Valley knows we could use some rain. Thankfully, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast through the weekend. While the rain expected over the next several days may not eliminate all of the dry conditions across the state, let’s hope it at least lessens some of the drought.
Today’s US Drought Monitor indicates that areas of moderate drought have spread since last week’s update. Even here in our local area, abnormally dry conditions have spread to include all of Tuscarawas County.
Rainfall analysis concludes where recent rainfall has occurred in the state. Locally we’ve received a measly 1.46-inches of rain for the month. That leaves us with a deficit of about 2.30-inches.
Rain is in the forecast over the weekend and into early next week. Much will depend on where Tropical Storm Isaias tracks as it approaches the southeast US this weekend. While it’s doubtful there will be any direct impacts from Isaias in east-central Ohio, it will likely interact with other nearby weather systems as we go into next week.