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Drought conditions worsen across SWGA

Lake Chehaw is so dry that residents can't put their boats in the water. (Source: WALB) Lake Chehaw is so dry that residents can't put their boats in the water. (Source: WALB)
Extreme drought conditions have extended into southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB) Extreme drought conditions have extended into southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
Exposed rocks along the Flint River in Albany due to low water levels. (Source: WALB) Exposed rocks along the Flint River in Albany due to low water levels. (Source: WALB)
Swimmers will have a problem disobeying this sign with the lack of water in Lake Chehaw. (Source: WALB) Swimmers will have a problem disobeying this sign with the lack of water in Lake Chehaw. (Source: WALB)
First Alert Meteorologist Chris Zelman does believes a big shift in our weather pattern will arrive mid November. (Soucre: WALB) First Alert Meteorologist Chris Zelman does believes a big shift in our weather pattern will arrive mid November. (Soucre: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It has been a over month since Albany has gotten any measurable rainfall, but other areas across southwest Georgia are even drier.

Extreme drought conditions have extended into Crisp, Dooly and Sumter Counties.

The Flint River in Albany is also lower than normal, and Lake Chehaw is so dry that some people cannot launch boats from their docks.

If we don't get any rain by Sunday, this would only be the seventh time since the 1880s that no measurable rainfall occurred in Albany during the month of October. 

"Right around that week of the election is when we will start to see the weather become a little more typical of November, cooler and wetter. Actually, that could transition into colder and wetter conditions as we go from Thanksgiving into Christmas," said First Alert Meteorologist Chris Zelman. 

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