Drought Continues Over North Carolina Piedmont

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

The central portion of North Carolina is still in a moderate drought despite recent rainfall.

North Carolina has been fighting drought conditions over the past few years.  Most of coastal and western North Carolina have received enough rainfall to return to normal soil moisture conditions.  Central North Carolina has not been as lucky.  Areas along and west of Interstate 95 are abnormally dry, with locations from Raleigh to Greensboro and southward through Fayetteville in a moderate drought.  The state is still better off than a year ago when nearly 46% of the state fell into that category.  Today, only about one-third of the state is in the moderate drought.  There doesn't appear to be much rainfall on the immediate horizon.  However, current winter and spring forecasts suggest normal to above normal rainfall for much of our area. 

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