Area In Need Of Rain, Weekend May Be Best Chance

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While no one is complaining about the cooler temperatures this summer, there is a definite need for rain throughout the WGEL listening area.  We spoke with Bond & Fayette County Farm Bureau Manager Stephanie Kraus about the state of local fields.

“It has been a while since we’ve gotten some rain and we definitely need it,” Kraus said.  “It seems like everything has just been isolated storms and a lot of them have been moving more through the south, but we definitely need some right now.”

Kraus said fields have benefitted from a lot of rain early in the summer and the cool temperatures kept the fields from drying out.

WGEL also spoke with Jayson Gosselin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, about our next chance at some rain.

“The next chance of rain showers and thunderstorms looks like Saturday, Saturday night, and into early Sunday,” said Gosselin.  “Best chance in that time frame is Saturday night and that’s about a 50 percent chance.  During the day Saturday and then early on Sunday it’s about a 30 to 40 percent chance.”

Looking ahead to next week, Gosselin says temperatures will be back in the 70’s and 80’s all week and it doesn’t look like any more chances of rain for a while after this weekend.