The latest Drought Monitor shows that while overall the areal extent of drought did not change much in the Southeast, some areas dropped into more extreme drought, particularly in Florida and Virginia. Most notably, the area of extreme drought in Florida expanded quite a bit as they have missed most of the rain that has fallen in the region this past week. There were no changes in Puerto Rico this week. Since most areas of the region except for southern Florida should experience at least an inch of rain this week, I do not expect any big changes for next week and some areas may see improvement.

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