UNDATED (WJON News) -- Recent snowfall has eased drought conditions across the state.

As of Tuesday, 98 percent of Minnesota is abnormally dry, 43 percent is in the moderate drought category, and 11 percent is in a severe drought. Those numbers are down from 99 percent, 75 percent, and 12 percent respectively a week ago.

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Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns counties all saw a shift from moderate drought to abnormally dry. Conditions could continue to improve this weekend with a round of rain showers or a wintry mix expected Friday and Sunday.

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