Rain came down on July 4 celebrations in Pittsburg and Crawford County, and according to the National Weather Service in Springfield, more may be headed this way.

Meteorologist Doug Cramer said while rain chances moved out of the area Wednesday, spotty rainfall is expected to return this weekend and persist into next week.

“We expect this stuff to be moved out by Wednesday evening,” Cramer said. “We’ll see more chances for rain returning Friday night into Saturday.”

Rain chances are expected to be present into next week, but Cramer said most precipitation is expected to follow the spotty, scattered trend the area has seen in the past weeks.

“It is not looking to be very heavy or widespread,” Cramer said. “But there will be chances for measurable rainfall.”

Given the current pattern, Cramer expects chances for rain next week to be even more scattered and isolated.

Last week, Wildcat District Extension Agent Josh Coltrain said the rain had been timely, helping out corn and young soybean crops. However, it has served as a delay to the very finish of wheat harvest in the area.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at choener@morningsun.net or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.