The lingering drought affecting the Southeast is becoming less of an issue in Georgia, though conditions remain dry in northern Alabama, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
All of northern Alabama is either abnormally dry, moderately dry or even severely dry in a few counties. The worst conditions are observed in the northwest corner of the state in Colbert and Lauderdale counties. Both are severely dry. Other counties like Limestone, Madison and Jackson are moderately dry, as are Lamar and Pickens along the Alabama-Mississippi state line.
Abnormally dry conditions are sporadic across Georgia. The worst conditions are in the southwestern part of the state, from Marion County southward to Decatur and Grady counties, and in eastern Georgia, from Burke County to Chatham County.
Florida’s abnormally dry conditions are isolated to two areas. One is in northeast Florida in Duval, Clay, Saint Johns, Putnam and Bradford counties, and in central Florida, in Orange, Brevard and Osceola counties.
Only a few areas in South Carolina are abnormally dry, mostly located in the western part of the state.
The eastern and central regions of North Carolina remain abnormally dry.