Russell County is considered to be abnormally dry by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Much of south central Kentucky is in the abnormally dry category while counties further to the north fall into the moderate drought category.
Last month, Russell County saw only 3.2 inches of precipitation according to the local mesonet site, which was the third-driest month of the year so far. Only May and July had drier conditions.
Rainfall is expected today, which should help with dry conditions.