There was no change in the drought status in the Lake Cumberland area in the most recent data from the U.S. Drought Index.
Russell and the surrounding counties, for the most part, remain in a moderate drought, except for a small portion of northern Adair County and northwestern Casey County, which are in a severe drought.
Dry conditions are expected for the next several days before we start seeing some chances for light precipitation around or just after Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.
The Climate Prediction Center issued their new Winter Outlook late last week and they slightly increased chances of a wetter than normal winter in our area. This is in line with La Nina conditions and the National Weather Service’s outlook of a wet late winter and possible increased threat of flooding in late winter and early spring.