Dry conditions are expanding across the Southeast region. Abnormally dry conditions are widespread across southern Alabama. Southwest and southeast Georgia are anywhere from abnormally dry to moderately dry, while southern Florida is either moderately dry or severely dry, according to last Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Alabama’s dry conditions start as far west as Washington and Mobile counties and stretch eastward to Barbour, Henry and Houston counties along the Alabama-Georgia state line and as far north as Lowndes and Montgomery counties.
The driest conditions in Georgia are located in Early, Miller, Baker, Mitchell, Decatur and Seminole counties in the southwest part of the state; and in Echols, Clinch, Charlton and Camden counties in the southeast part of the state.
Florida’s driest conditions start as far north as Taylor, Lafayette and Gilchrist counties and stretch southward to Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. Severe conditions remain in Highlands, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, Collier and Monroe counties.
Abnormally dry conditions are located in the northeast area of South Carolina and in the eastern part of North Carolina.