Parts of the state that have been extremely dry are starting to green up again thanks to much needed rainfall in August.  Assistant state climatologist Pete Boulay says some areas in southern Minnesota received four inches last month:

“We’re not out of the woods with drought by any means.  Basically, from the Twin Cities on southwestward through Redwood Falls into Marshall. That’s the swath that continues to see moderate drought with some severe drought in the western metro. But we did get the rain for some places in August so at least we were able to make the lawns green again.”

Boulay says summer isn’t over yet and the drought will linger with more warm and dry conditions.   There is some precipitation in the weekend forecast  for the dry areas.