Although it didn't take into account the most recent afternoon downpour, a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday says the recent rains have only slightly eased drought conditions in Georgia and South Carolina. The region is hurting from a hot, dry June.
0.16 -- Inches of rain at Augusta Regional Airport from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Thursday
1.41 -- Inches of rain recorded this month, 0.09 inches above normal for the area in July
19.19 - Inches of rain recorded in the area this year, 5.70 inches below normal