Crawford County has received more than half an inch of rain this week, with more expected to arrive by Easter Sunday.

Despite the recent precipitation, National Weather Service Meteorologist Megan Terry classified the county as abnormally dry.

“Crawford County is not in drought, but it’s close, so that category is kind of a heads up,” Terry said. “It degrades very rapidly as you go west, so by the time you’re in Wichita it’s extreme drought.”

According to Meteorologist Andy Foster, there is a 60 percent chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday. Highs are expected to be in the 50s until Sunday, at which point the temperature may drop to as low as 31 degrees.

“There is an outside chance for snow as we head into the weekend but it wouldn’t really amount to much,” Foster said. “That said, there won’t be an extended dry period by any means.”

Foster emphasized that even without snow, temperature is expected to remain on the cool side throughout the week.

“Another front will likely come through this weekend,” he said. “Unfortunately, it won’t be warm and springish as we head into Easter.”

— Brandon Schmitz is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be reached at