JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The latest drought report shows that unusual dry conditions have persisted across the state. Released Thursday morning by the National Drought Mitigation Center, the update maintains “Dry” conditions for all of central Mississippi and “Moderate Drought” in nine counties. Adams County has been newly upgraded to “Severe Drought” status.

At the request of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, a statewide burn ban continues until further notice.

Stay with Storm Team 12 for continued updates on the developing drought and get the latest forecast on unusually dry weather here.