Despite rain, no improvement in Southeast drought

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -  Even with the much-needed rain that fell in the Southeast, one of the worst droughts in U.S. history persists.  Some helpful rain has fallen in the Carolinas, but not nearly enough.

Parts of our viewing area in South Carolina now fall under a moderate drought.  Most of the area, while not technically under drought, remain abnormally dry.  

Here in Charlotte, our rainfall deficit is over three inches.

Rainfall totals of one to two inches fell across much of Georgia, but much of the state remains under exceptional drought conditions.

Climatologists say this is the worst drought since 1956, with more than half the country under a drought.

For a more detailed look at the drought conditions, click here.