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Areas of western New York in 'moderate drought'

Newly-updated data released Thursday shows some northern areas of Monroe County have been deemed to be in a 'moderate drought.' (Photo: Provided)

(WHAM) - Newly-updated data released Thursday shows some northern areas of Monroe County have been deemed to be in a 'moderate drought.'

Compared to last week, several areas in the greater Rochester area have been put in the same category.

More than 75 percent of Genesee County and northern portions of Wayne County are designated as in a moderate drought.

The vast majority of New York remains in the 'abnormally dry' designation. Much of the Southern Tier is not under any designation because of higher rainfall.

The forecast for the upcoming weekend, according to the 13WHAM Weather Authority, calls for high temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s with sunshine. Beginning on Sunday, there is a stronger chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

You can find more information about New York's drought status here.

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