Drought Continues in East Alabama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Eastern Alabama is still locked in a drought, but forecasters say the area isn't likely to see any beneficial rain over Thanksgiving.

About 45 percent of the state remains abnormally dry, and conditions are worst in eastern Alabama north of a line extending roughly from Montgomery to the Auburn area. There, some counties are in an extreme drought.

But forecasters see little chance of meaningful rain over Thanksgiving. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s and skies mostly clear statewide.

An approaching cold front is supposed to bring showers on Friday along with cooler temperatures, but it won't be enough to improve conditions along the Georgia line.

Conditions are driest in Tallapoosa, Chambers, Clay and Randolph counties, plus a corner of Lee County.

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