Recent Rains Help Alleviate Some Dry Conditions Across Southeast Region

Clint Thompson Drought

The drought-like conditions are starting to dissipate across the Southeast thanks to recent rain events, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Alabama’s driest conditions remain in the central and southern areas of the state. Moderate dry conditions are observed in Shelby, Talladega, Coosa, Chilton, Bibb and Perry counties in central Alabama, as well as in Wilcox, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Escambia, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva and Houston counties in southern Alabama.

All of Georgia’s dry conditions are in the central and southern parts of the state as well. They are most severe in southwest Georgia, starting in Early and Seminole counties and stretching eastward to Lowndes County. Moderate dry conditions are also observed in southwest Georgia and in the southeastern area of the state.

A severe drought remains in the Florida Panhandle, from Okaloosa County eastward to Suwanee and Lafayette counties. Moderate and abnormal dry conditions still persist in northern Florida, from Hamilton County eastward to Duval County, and southward to Marion and Citrus counties.