The early week rain gave the appearance of being beneficial, but did little good for much of the area. While rainfall amounted to 0.75 at Loveland, OH, and 0.63 at Goshen, OH, totals quickly tailed off to the south and west with generally a quarter inch or less over much of the metro area. More information here.
The two week forecast is discouraging, with dry conditions and little hope for rain. We are in a severe drought and trees, shrubs, and lawns are hurting. A fire weather watch has been issued for a large part of Indiana. Click here for watering information, rain gauges, and sprinklers.