(Des Moines, IA) -- The southwest half of Iowa may get a half inch or more of rain today. The Des Moines area could get up to one and a half inches of rain. Polk County is in moderate to severe drought conditions. The Des Moines area is in moderate drought.
The National Weather Service says Southwest Iowa could see one to two inches of rain tonight.
Moderate to severe drought conditions grew in Iowa with last week's drought monitor map showing nearly 40 percent of the state in drought.
Images from National Weather Service, and U.S. Drought Monitor