SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Extreme drought persists across South Mississippi, according to the latest information from the drought monitor.
This is despite recent rain showers earlier this week dropping over one to two inches of rainfall across the WLOX area and even more across other parts of the region.
"The drought monitor is typically released every Thursday," pointed out WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "But, it actually only analyzes data through each Tuesday morning."
"So, any rain that fell after Tuesday morning is not counted in this week's drought monitor," Williams continued. "But, with over an inch of rainfall expected this weekend, and even more next week, I believe next Thursday's drought monitor should show significant drought relief."