Several areas in rain deficit for the year

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The past week has been relatively dry, despite a weak front passing through North Florida and South Georgia on Monday morning. In fact, multiple spots throughout the area are in a rain deficit.

While most of the area has not entered drought territory, several spots in South Georgia are abnormally dry. The “abnormally dry” locations extend from Decatur and Grady counties to Worth county.

Most of North Florida is not dealing with any sort of drought conditions.

Tallahassee has started to fall behind in yearly rainfall. It is around 0.69 inches below average as of November 14.

Places like Albany, Georgia, and Marianna, Florida are dealing with rain deficits of 3.45 to 4.83 inches so far.

Valdosta, Georgia and Apalachicola, Florida are in need of rain. Valdosta has a deficit of 8.09 inches of rain. Apalachicola is 8.30 inches below average as well.

An eight-inch deficit of rain will not be made up overnight. High pressure in the Southeast U.S. will keep rain chances very low through Friday. Even a cold front over the weekend is not expected to bring high accumulations.

As we head into the winter months, long-term outlooks are not very encouraging when it comes to rainfall. The NOAA winter outlook shows a 40% to 50% chance of a drier than normal winter.