Are you enjoying this break from the cold and wet weather that has dominated the spring season, so far?
Well, you’ve got about another 24 or so hours of enjoyment left because, according to the National Weather Service forecast, more wet weather is on the way and will likely remain with us through the weekend. The NWS forecast is calling for about a 20 degree drop in high temperatures and between a 60 percent and 20 percent chance of rain beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend.
Highs have been in the 80s for the first part of this week and they’re supposed to drop to the middle 60s and low 70s Thursday through Sunday. The chance of rain Thursday is placed at around 60 percent and is supposed to be between 30 percent and 20 percent through Sunday.
Abundant rain this year has caused an end to drought conditions in most parts of the state, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report.
In Logan County, only the upper northwest and western parts of the county are listed as being affected by drought and that level is placed at abnormally dry.
Rainfall in Logan County has been above average each month since December. The Paris area got 4.47 inches of rain in April and 4.32 inches is considered normal. Normal rainfall in May is 4.9 inches.