Russell County still in ‘moderate drought’; today’s rainfall will help

Russell County and the Lake Cumberland region continues to see “moderate drought” conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Index released on Thursday but with a chance of moderate rainfall in today’s forecast due to the remnants of Hurricane Nicole, the drought could improve by the next data release.

A portion of severe drought continues into central Kentucky. In eastern Kentucky, a “moderate drought” now takes up most of the area while in far western Kentucky, “extreme drought” conditions have improved to both “severe” and “moderate” drought conditions.

See below for the full graphic from the National Drought Mitigation Center: