The drought picture continues to improve over Central New York!

More rainfall heading into the middle of the month has meant less of the region was under drought conditions as reported by the National Drought Monitor Center through Tuesday morning September 13th.

The release of the report Thursday morning showed that Cortland and most of Tompkins Counties were no longer in “Abnormally Dry” conditions.

The good news in Central New York was tempered in Western and Eastern New York where drought conditions persist.