FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Widespread rain showers worked across parts of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Rainfall totals averaged around a half an inch by the time the system moved out.
Unfortunately, the rainfall wasn't enough to improve the drought across the Hoosier and Buckeye states.
Approximately 31% of Indiana is in a moderate drought which has increased from 26% from the October 1, 2020 drought monitor.
Abnormally dry conditions encompass 89% of the state which is up from 78% reported a week ago.
The lack of rain has caused drought conditions to expand across Ohio.
Approximately 6% of the state is in a moderate drought which is up about 2% from last week.
Nearly 43% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is up from 36% reported a week ago.
Fort Wayne has received a total of 0.58 inches of rainfall for the month of October which occurred on October 4.
The Summit City is at a rainfall deficit of 0.09 inches.
The city has picked up a total of 29.10 inches since January 1 which is a deficit of 1.21 inches.