Much of North Carolina has received beneficial rainfall over the past few months. The rain has alleviated the severe drought conditions that were prevalent across western North Carolina. In fact, the western two-thirds of the state have normal soil conditions at this point. The only region of the state considered dry is along and east of Interstate 95. The area east of a Raleigh to Fayetteville line is still considered abnormally dry. Rainfall at the WITN Weather Station is only 2 inches below normal for the year, which is much better than in previous years. However, more rainfall is needed to help out the dry soil conditions in eastern North Carolina. Little rain is expected until the weekend or early next week when scattered thunderstorms should move into the area as a weak cold front drops into the area.