Southeast Drought Summary
Aside from cooler conditions along the spine of the Appalachians and mild conditions in most of North Carolina, warmer than normal weather occurred in much of the Southeast over the past week. Heavier rainfall over Alabama allowed abnormally dry conditions near Mobile and in northeast Alabama to improve. Meanwhile, little to no rain fell over parts of North Carolina east of the Appalachians. The ongoing short- and long-term dryness here combined with lowering streamflows led to the expansion of abnormal dryness in central North Carolina. Short-term dryness also led to the expansion of abnormal dryness in parts of coastal South Carolina.
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