Drought Conditions Are Still Rough In Southeast Missouri But It’s Not As Bad As 2012, Says The N.W.S.

(St. Louis) Drought conditions in southeast Missouri aren’t expected to get better this weekend with temperatures expected to be around 100 degrees. Jayson Gosselin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis. He says the next few days could be rough but there is some hope for rain next week.

Even though it’s been a rough summer, Gosselin says it’s not as bad as it was in 2012.

Gosselin can attribute the lack of heavy rain in the spring to the reason for this extremely dry summer.

Gosselin says the entire state of Missouri is experiencing different types of drought or non-drought-like conditions.

An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 o’clock Friday night for Ste. Genevieve County, Perry County and Jefferson County. And a heat advisory is in effect for the rest of the listening area until 9 o’clock Friday night.