With very  little, if any, precipitation falling in the past few weeks, drought continues across Kansas. As a result, moisture deficits crept upward in the weekly report issued today by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

While conditions have worsened in the past three months, Kansas is still in better shape than a year ago at this time, when much of the state was in a severe to exceptional drought.The current monitor shows about 34 percent of the state is in a severe to extreme drought - which makes up the western half of Kansas.

Little chance of precipitation is in the seven-day forecast for much of Kansas. 

Meanwhile, the state experienced a cold front Thursday, with highs in the teens and low 20s for most of the state. Friday through the weekend, however, expect warmer weather, with highs in the 50s and low 60s through Sunday. Temperatures will fall again on Monday.