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Reduction in drought in northern region this week

As expected, the copious rain in the northern part of our region has significantly reduced drought in those areas, with most severe (D2) drought being removed. In the southern part of the region and especially in the Florida panhandle, the severe drought remains and expanded just slightly. Western parts of the Panhandle may see some relief in the next week as the storm track shifts slightly to the south, but the more eastern parts will see less rainfall and will probably experience only limited relief. Dry conditions should move in for week 2, but there is no strong signal of what will happen after that. Puerto Rico continues to be drought-free.