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      Drought conditions deepen throughout the Carolinas

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Conditions are dry across the Carolinas, and there may not be much relief in sight.

      Most of South Carolina is now in moderate or severe drought. And the state agency that monitors weather conditions says all of the state's 46 counties are now in some drought stage.

      Drought conditions are moderate across more than half of North Carolina, primarily in the central part of the state. Another 16 counties report abnormally dry conditions. Officials say that there could be bigger problems in the spring and summer without adequate rainfall this winter.

      There is some rain forecast throughout the two states on Sunday. But those conditions appear to be set to dry out throughout the upcoming week.

      For current drought conditions in South Carolina click here. For North Carolina click here.

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