EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) ó Drought conditions are worsening in areas of
Indiana, especially in the southwest where parts of three counties are now
in severe drought.
The new U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows nearly half of
Indiana is abnormally high, the same as it was last week. But conditions
worsened in parts of southwest Indiana and northeast Indiana. In the
southwest, most of Posey County, about half of Vanderburgh County and a
small piece of Gibson County are in severe drought.
In northeast Indiana, the area listed in moderate drought has been expanded
from 12 counties to 14, with Allen and Dekalb counties being added.
The National Weather Service says southwest Indiana could get some rain
Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday. Northeast Indiana isnít expecting any rain
until Monday night and Tuesday.