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September 27, 2013 05:26 AM

Drought Monitor

Dry weather continues to take their toll in KELOLAND.

Drought conditions stretch across much of western and eastern KELOLAND. 

In the latest drought monitor, the highest category of drought in KELOLAND is labeled as severe and it's found in northeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota.

The drought conditions extend from there to the Missouri River, while the plains of western South Dakota are in the dry to moderate category. Currently, 70 percent of South Dakota is in some sort of drought.

The sunshine will soon be replaced by clouds and a chance for rain Friday into Saturday.

Model rain amounts are impressive with more than an inch possible for Winner, Chamberlain, Huron and Aberdeen. East and west of those areas, the amounts fall to less than a half inch. So if the models hold true, expect a line of heavy rain from south central to northeast South Dakota.

After this shot of rain, we'll stay dry until late next week.

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