Drought conditions have expanded in Missouri this week.
According to the United State Drought Monitor, 72 percent of Missouri is experiencing drought conditions, up from 56 percent last week. Thirty-seven percent of the state is moderately dry, and 16 percent is severely dry.
Severe drought conditions have stretched to more counties along the Missouri River on the western part of the state.
Meanwhile, counties on the western edge of the state have deteriorated from abnormally dry to moderately dry.