Drought conditions could expand if substantial rain doesn't come soon.
Overnight lows could drop into the 30s by early next week, and the first snowfall of the season is possible in the New England mountains.
Parts of D.C. area have turned "abnormally dry," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Farmers are desperate for rain as harvest time nears.
In a changing climate -- one that will likely spawn hydrological feast or famine -- it's never been more important to monitor our water consumption.
The sprawling man-made lake has been hit hard in recent decades by prolonged drought in the West and overuse.
The weather has been beautiful over the past couple of weeks, but the region is running way behind on precipitation.
It's the kind of pattern that has exacerbated the ongoing California drought -- nicknamed the "ridiculously resilient ridge"
NOAA predicts that drought conditions will only worsen, with below average rainfall forecast for the next two to three months.
This is a disappointing outcome after what seemed to be the best possible scenario for the state.