PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The recent string of storms that hit Arizona has helped the state's drought problem. But we still need a lot more rain and snow.
According to National Integrated Drought Information System, for the first time this year, there is a sliver of the Grand Canyon State that isn't in a state of drought. It's south and east of Yuma.
Overall, 99% of Arizona is in some sort of drought, with more than half of the state in the worst stage of drought called "exceptional drought."
Last summer, Phoenix weather patterns broke several records including the record for the most 100-degree days in a year, and the most 110 as well as 115 degree days.
"I think I would be more excited than I was two weeks ago, but I wouldn't be all that excited," said Rich Tinker, a drought expert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The improvements to Arizona's drought status might be short-lived, as Arizona won't see any chance of precipitation for the next 10 days.
According to the National Weather Service, late last month, more than 2 feet of snow fell in parts of Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson and Show Low, thanks to a few storms. The snowpack is better than just rain in the high country. So experts will be hoping for more snow in the coming weeks.