FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The unsettled weather pattern over the past week has proven to be beneficial across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Abnormally dry conditions across parts of Allen, Wells and Adams counties have improved while parts of Steuben and LaGrange counties are still dealing with a moderate drought.
The latest drought monitor released Thursday, May 6, 2021 still indicates an overall improvement.
However, there is no change to the areas that are currently in a moderate drought which encompasses approximately 9% of the Hoosier state.
Abnormally dry conditions account for 58% of Indiana which is down from 84% reported a week ago.
In Ohio, moderate drought conditions have improved.
Approximately 8% of the state is in a moderate drought which is down from about 22% last week.
Nearly 59% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is down from 70% reported a week ago.
As of Thursday morning, Fort Wayne has received a total of 0.61 inches of rainfall for the month of May, which is a rainfall deficit of .05 inches.
The city has picked up a total of 9.69 inches since January 1 which is a deficit of 2.12 inches.
Rain chances extend into Mother's Day weekend which will likely improve conditions across the Hoosier and Buckeye states.