SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Due to weeks of little to no rainfall across the region, portions of Mississippi are now under a severe drought.
The current drought is worst north of I-20 in Mississippi. But, abnormally dry conditions are becoming apparent farther south in the state.
Portions of Jackson, George, and Stone counties are now described as abnormally dry. And burn bans continue to spread southward.
"With little to no rain in our forecast for the next seven days, our only hope at avoiding a burn ban in the WLOX area will be an increase in humidity across the Mississippi Gulf Coast over the next several days," WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams said. "More humid air should make it more difficult for a fire to spark."