We are about halfway through May 2021, and the preliminary values show that most of the region other than the Florida Peninsula have been colder than normal for the month so far. The western parts of the region have been relatively wet, while eastern Florida, SE Georgia, and the eastern parts of the Carolinas have been drier than normal, and dry conditions have been expanding there. The rest of the month looks like most of the region is going to be under strong high pressure, which means that there will be little precipitation and temperatures are likely to be warmer than normal, so I expect to see these patterns change somewhat by the end of the month.