As of last week, only about 1.7% of the Midwest is "abnormally dry" compared to 71.1% of the same area one year ago.
A "moderate" drought is currently taking place over northern Minnesota, which only accounts for about 0.7% of the Midwest. This time last year, 45.8% of the Midwest was experiencing "moderate" drought conditions.
And, while no part of the Midwest is experiencing "severe" or "extreme" drought conditions this year, one year ago, those numbers were at 15.3% for "severe" drought and 5.3% for "extreme" drought.
More scattered showers and storms are likely later tonight and Tuesday before cooler and drier air takes over our weather.
CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples