Flash drought could become an issue this summer

AMES, Iowa (WNAX) – While most of the northern plains have seen very wet conditions for most of the last 18 months, dry weather can appear, sometimes quickly.

Dennis Todey is head of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames Iowa.

Todey says any flash drought would be fairly localized.

Todey says the overall outlooks for the rest of summer look to be cool and wet.

Todey says drought condition are spreading across parts of northern North Dakota and Minnesota.