The year 2014 has trended below normal for precipitation with drought continues possible later this summer if the trend continues.
Most locations are running around 5″ below normal for year-date-rainfall. The latest drought monitor still shows some drought conditions in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.
As far as the rainfall is concerned, both Fayetteville & Fort Smith have been below normal for much of 2014.
Better rain chances are forecast to return the week of June 23rd as a lingering boundary sets up across the area with frequent chances for storm complexes to affect the area. Once the summertime ridge of high pressure backs in from the southwest, we’ll see much fewer chances for rain and cooler temperatures.