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What Is This Wet Stuff? Rain Not to Last Long Enough to Do Any Damage to Drought

JACKSON, Miss.–You might’ve felt a little yesterday afternoon. You might’ve seen the drops on your windshield this morning and you might have even been lucky enough to have to turn on your windshield wipers on the way to work. But, the rain was not expected to last and not expected to hurt the drought at all.

But it is nice to see.

“It’s just gonna be a very light rain and stick around for this morning,” said Mark MCAllister, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “It’s just falling out of some mid-level clouds and rainfall amounts are mostly light.”

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McAllister said some areas around Hattiesburg may have gotten about a third of an inch and some spots in the Delta were getting steady rain, but it’s not enough to put the hurt on the dry conditions that have browned grass and caused burn bans.

“It’s gonna take a whole lot better rain and more soaking rain for a prolonged period of time to do something with that.”

And he said you won’t see that for at least another week.

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