In its latest Weekly Waterfowl Report, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says conditions remain dry in Arkansas, but things are slowly looking up, with rain and colder weather in the forecast.

From the report:

Water levels have improved on many of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management areas, but many areas still remain below full flooding capacity.

Some help could come this weekend, with early forecasts calling for precipitation chances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday’s rain chances at 50 percent. Some precipitation could fall in the form of snow Saturday night, and temperatures are predicted to drop to some of the coldest readings of the season Sunday night. Morning lows could dip to around 20 degrees in central Arkansas, with highs forecast in the low to mid 30s at the start of the week.

Meanwhile, Game and Fish promises new numbers on duck population next week, after it takes to the sky for another aerial report. The last report confirmed what most of us thought: fewer ducks in Arkansas than last year, which has led to some mixed hunting results throughout the state.