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Drought relief for some, not all of Midwest

Drought conditions persist across the majority of the Midwest, but a meteorologist says there’s more rain in the forecast for central areas. Melissa Mainhart with the National Weather Service based in St. Louis says parts of Missouri and Illinois will get more rain this weekend.

“There’s about a half inch of rain possible across areas of central Illinois. As we get into mid-Missouri and east-central Missouri, we’re looking at up to one inch of rain.”

She tells Brownfield even with the recent rains, the Mississippi River levels remain low.

Drought relief for some, not all of Midwest