SPOKANE - Dry and drought-like conditions appear to be subsiding in Washington state, but a portion of north central Washington could use some more rain.
One month ago, the National Weather Service reported abnormally dry conditions across all of Douglas County, the northern halves of Grant and Adams counties.
Fast-forward 30 days, and much of the drought-like conditions have dissipated in the central part of the state. Meteorologists say the abundance of rain delivered large improvements to Washington state.
Now, conditions in all of Grant, Douglas and Adams counties have returned to normal moisture levels. However, the dry belt appears to have moved covering the northern half of Chelan County, a geographic area that was unfazed by the summer heat a month ago.
According to the NWS long-term precipitation outlook, arid conditions will end soon with a 40% chance above normal precipitation forecasted for the month of October and most of fall.