The Southeast as a whole has been cool and relatively dry for the month of February so far.  The notable exception is the Florida Peninsula, which is much wetter than average due to the passage of numerous storms across the area so far this month.  The dry conditions have slightly expanded the area of the Southeast that is in abnormally dry conditions, according to the latest Drought Monitor.  The rest of the month is expected to be much colder than normal as a series of cold outbreaks from the north barrel through the region.  There is not a lot of precipitation associated with this cold air, but there may be some activity as the series of cold fronts pass through the area.  Expect February as a whole to be drier and normal for most areas and definitely below normal in temperature.

temp dep se feb 12 2015  precip dep feb 12 2015