It appears that parts of Missouri that are desperately in need of moisture will get rain later this week. The only question is how much and will it help the state's dire drought conditions. It looks like there's at least some hope of helpful rain coming.

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According to the National Weather Service, the best chance of rain will begin Thursday and continue through Sunday. Their weather story on the St. Louis National Weather Service page showed the high probabilities of at least an inch of rain in the Hannibal, Missouri/Quincy, Illinois area and maybe even 2+ inches.

NWS, St. Louis
NWS, St. Louis
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One of the internet's most prominent weather channels on YouTube agrees. Ryan Hall said that it could be the remnants of Hurricane Norma that change the weather pattern to much wetter later this week.

As you can see in the latest drought monitor from NOAA, many parts of mid-Missouri especially really need this rain...badly.

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Now we wait to see exactly how much rain falls when this weather system makes its way through Missouri and Illinois later this week.

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