NO DROUGHT BUT THE PATTERN LOOKS DRIER...FOR A TIME!
After a rather active period of weather it appears the next week or so should be relatively dry. That's not a bad thing as the past 18 months overall have been wet ones around the Midwest. Notice that not a single part of the Midwest has drought conditions going as of late January. In fact, no region is even as much as abnormally dry.
Things won't get any wetter going forward as the next 10 days look drier than normal. This is the 10 day precipitation departure on the EURO EPS ensemble.
Here's the actual precipitation forecast off the EPS. Pretty meager.