The Southeast remains dry, and the latest release of the U.S. Drought Monitor reflects the severity of the lingering drought that spans a couple of months.
Most of Alabama is either severely dry or extremely dry. The worst conditions are isolated to the southern part of the state along the Alabama-Florida state line, and in northern Alabama, starting in Tuscaloosa and Pickens counties and stretching northward. An exceptional drought is seen in Northeast Alabama in parts of Cherokee, Dekalb and Jackson counties.
About half of Georgia is at least abnormally dry, though conditions are worst in the northern part of the state. An exceptional drought is observed in Northwest Georgia in Chattooga, Walker, Dade, Catoosa and Whitfield counties. Extreme drought conditions expand eastward to parts of Lumpkin and Union counties.
The Florida Panhandle is in an extreme drought, starting in Escambia County and expanding eastward to Holmes and Jackson counties. Dry conditions expand to Jefferson and Madison counties, while a portion of Northeast Florida is abnormally dry as well. Some counties in Southwest Florida remain extremely dry, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties.