The U.S. Drought Monitor report has updated the drought survey for Alabama and two-thirds of the state is now under extreme drought. That represents about 60 percent of the state and is 4 percent more than last week.

There is a higher stage and that is a devastating D-4 classification.

Mark Svoboda, a climatologist at the National Dought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says some areas of Alabama are on the edge of entering D-4. He said heavy, tropical rains are about the only thing that will provide relief.