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Recent rains could put an end to the drought
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Recent rains could put an end to the drought

Recent rains could put an end to the drought
This week's storms could put Tulsa County out of drought conditions.

Recent rains could put an end to the drought

Rain is expected to continue today, tomorrow and Saturday morning.

National Weather Service's Amy Jankowski says this is exactly what Tulsa County needed.

"We'll be much, much better if not elevate the drought all together," Jankowski says.  "At least for late May, early June, we'll be looking pretty good."

The Northern part of the county has been hurt by the drought the most.  Jankowski says the overnight rain really helped out the area.

"They got over five inches of rain over the past 24 hours," Jankowski says.  "Obviously that's going to have a drastic effect over the Northern part of the county."

Southern Tulsa County could also benefit from the recent rains.  Jankowski says the area wasn't hurting as bad as the North and could also be out of the drought if rain continues.

When the new drought monitor comes out, National Weather Service will be able to say just how much this week's rain has helped. 

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