The U.S. Drought Monitor's most recent map shows nearly all of Nebraska remains in extreme or exceptional drought.
An updated map was release Thursday. The map shows slightly more than 97 percent of
the state in extreme drought, a slight decrease from last week's 98.3
percent in extreme drought.
However, the map also shows that the exceptional
drought classification has expanded slightly in Nebraska over the last week, from 22.53
percent of the state to 23.33 percent as of Tuesday morning.
is missing out on the rain brought by Hurricane Isaac, which should bring heavy rains to drought-parched Arkansas on Thursday, and
could move into Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio as early as
Friday, dumping as much as 12 inches of rain.