The Southeast region experienced near-average temperatures in the last 30 days. Precipitation, in general, was variable and below average for most of the region. This dryness has contributed to the gradual intensification of drought conditions in some parts of the region, including the eastern Carolinas and southern Florida. Streamflows are near normal across most of the Southeast with the exception being coastal North Carolina and southern Virginia, where they are below normal.
Looking ahead, the three-month Southeast outlooks depict a higher probability of above-normal temperatures, near-normal streamflow ranges and typical flood conditions, and some drought removal across the region. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1. Check out this month’s special presentation, “Updated Sea Level Rise Scenarios and Extreme Water Level Probabilities for U.S. Coastlines,” to learn about how sea-level rise and coastal flooding may impact the East and Gulf coastlines.