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Severe drought persists along I-20 corridor in Mississippi

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

As strange as it may sound, drenching rains and a 5-inch snowfall in December have done little to diminish severe drought conditions in part of central Mississippi.

The stretch of abnormal dryness runs along the I-20 corridor.

If this pattern were to persist, agricultural crops could be impacted.

"We've been abnormally dry for quite some time across much of the state and along the I-20 corridor," said WLBT/Fox 40 Meteorologist Patrick Ellis. "We're still running below normal as far as the season is concerned; about 1/3 of an inch for the season, but the issue is we're leading up from fall being dry." 

Looking ahead, much-needed rain is on the way, and according to the  National Drought Monitor moderate to heavy rain, 1-2 inches, will provide additional drought relief.  

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