Parts of the Quad Cities area saw measurable rainfall along & behind a cold front Wednesday, which ended the stretch of abnormally dry weather. While the QC Airport saw measurable rain, it was only 0.09", which barely does anything for drought conditions.
Here are the latest drought conditions for Iowa & Illinois (information valid through September 10th):
Fortunately, there is some rain in the forecast later this weekend and early next week. Early indications show some areas could see at least a quarter of an inch, and there may be a little more coverage across the area. Of course, we'll fine tune that forecast as the date gets closer.