Showers this weekend won’t bust the droughtJuly 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
Farmers are facing tough times with the lack of rain lately and brown lawns are a common sight across the Miami Valley. The area has seen hot and dry conditions for most of July and rain is becoming a difficult thing to get. In July we’ve only had two days where the high temperature was below 90°. A few days we even hit the triple digit mark.
At Dayton International Airport there has only been one day where we saw measurable rainfall and it wasn’t much. Looking at the summer as a whole it doesn’t look much better.
The lack of rain is creating a severe drought in many locations. Most of the Miami Valley is under a moderate drought while the western sections are now under the severe category. Some are comparing this to the drought of 1988.
So many of you are asking – when will we see rain? We do have a chance for some showers this weekend. However I want to stresschance. If we see any showers popping up this weekend they will be difficult to pinpoint when and where they will pop up. There won’t be a huge batch of rain that will move in but rather scattered showers on and off throughout the day. If you have outdoor plans I wouldn’t cancel them but be sure you have your umbrella with you and also have a back up plan just in case one of those showers pop up where you are.
Here’s a look at FutureTrac: