On the opposite end, mild drought conditions exist in in the west central and southwest Georgia counties of Harris, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Clay, Calhoun, Early, Miller, Seminole, Decatur, Grady, Thomas and Brooks.
Stooksbury expects conditions to worsen.
"With temperatures remaining in the 90s and low 100s with little or no rain, soils statewide will continue to dry," he said. "This will lead to increased plant stress. Soil moisture and stream flows will continue to decline."
It may be time to pray for a tropical storm or hurricane, with a dry winter -- prompted by the return of a La Niña pattern -- forecast, Stooksbury said.
"The La Niña pattern is associated with dry, warm winters across much of the Southeast. This means that we may have minimal recharge of the hydrologic system this winter," he said. "This increases the probability of widespread and significant drought for next year."