Much of the nation is experiencing abnormally dry weather.
According to the Indiana State Climate Office, based at Purdue University, the outlook for rain through the end of June offers little hope for farmers who need moisture for crops that are losing potential yield because of lingering, intense dryness since May.
Climatologist Dev Niyogi (Knee-Yogi) says the outlook for July is for continued above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.
Niyogi says much of the northeast could use a few days of continuous, slow rainfall.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor released last week a majority of the state is considered abnormally dry, while portions of the northwest corner of the state have moved into the first two levels of drought.
Niyogi says a return to more normal amounts of rain is possible in late July or early August.