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Holiday Rains Soak Drought-Stricken Region

The cold, steady rain that fell over the Louisville area on Thanksgiving Day may have put a damper on some holiday celebrations, but the National Weather Service says it went a long way toward easing the region's drought conditions. "We had several locations that got anywhere between two and three inches of rain just in that 24 hour period alone, then a nice switchover to snow late in the evening, " said Ryan Sharp, a meteorologist at the agency's Louisville office. Sharp says rainfall this year is still several inches below normal. There's another chance of rain starting Monday with high temperatures in the 50s.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.