With much of our area experiencing a recent heat wave, eastern Virginia is now dealing with a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The Monitor is a service provided by the National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies. Click here for an in-depth look at the drought conditions in Virginia.
Temperatures hit 100 degrees is parts of the state as far as Richmond, causing abnormally dry conditions.
Last year more than two-thirds of Virginia experienced similar conditions that hurt crops and livestock.