While the storm may be bad for the Gulf Coast, it could be a boon for Indiana.
The forecast calls for cooler than normal daytime highs today and tomorrow.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated all 92 Indiana counties as disaster areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows an improvement in Indiana's drought status.
The heat and the drought has helped vineyards even as it has depleted many other crop yields.
The Secretary of Agriculture says the drought alone, is not enough to cause a big spike in food prices.
Bloomington residents will not be allowed to water their lawns beginning Monday.
Seventy-five farms have been in the same family for more than 100 years in Indiana, and those families say this year's drought is one of the worst in history.
A lack of precipitation this summer could lead to less snow this winter, experts say.
Many rural residents rely on groundwater for drinking and cooking, and many city dwellers and businesses tap into underground aquifers as well.