Rain that fell across much of Oklahoma last weekend helped to slightly reduce the severity of exceptional drought in the state.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows 28% of the state in exceptional drought - the worst category. That is down from 42% a week ago.
Exceptional drought continues across the northern tier of the state, including much of the Panhandle, and in parts of southwestern Oklahoma.
Extreme drought conditions continue in 52% of the state while the remainder of the state is in severe drought.Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.