The National Weather Service say much of our area is now in a drought. That has put many area crops in jeopardy if they don't get some rain soon.
Crops experts say row crops like corn, sugar beets and beans are starting to suffer from the heat and dry conditions. Those crops are starting to go backwards and need some rain soon to recover.
The dry weather's effect on faster maturing crops like wheat, which is already being harvested, has varied widely. However, there is some good news in the forecast.
Greg Gust, National Weather Service: "For the next week or two, we expect to see a little more active pattern. It's still going to be hot, largely above normal through the period. But, a little more precipitation… with that of course there's going to be thunderstorms. So, hail in there as well."
Gust says it's likely any precipitation will come in the form of thunderstorms. So, it will be hit and miss as to who, gets the rain.