As drought conditions spread across the region throughout most of the autumn season thus far, much needed relief fell in most of Marion and Warren Counties overnight Sunday through Monday afternoon. Most of the region recorded between 0.5″ and 1.25″ of rainfall during that timespan. According to the latsest U.S. Drought Monitor Report, the area north and along of Highway 92 is in moderate drought, with severe drought reported mainly along and north of the Skunk River basin. An additional .25″ to .75″ is possible locally Wednesday as more rainfall is expected.