High overnight temperatures combined with a continued lack of rainfall are making drought conditions across the state worse.
Laura Edwards is the state climatologist. She says the higher night-time temperatures have an effect on plant growth.
“We see our plants stress a lot, from garden and lawns all the way to row crops of corn and soybeans, really stressing a lot on those hot days,” Edwards says.
Edwards says not being able to cool off enough at night is also a problem for animals and people without air conditioning.