Many North Carolina counties are in a drought

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Most areas got a little bit of rain Thursday but it wasn’t enough to break free from a moderate drought for about half of North Carolina, including Cleveland, Catawba, Lincoln, and Burke counties.

The flow at South Fork River was low and running about one-tenth of what it normally does.

Officials recommend people conserve water.

Charlotte is on the fringe but has not yet gotten to drought status.

VIDEO: Thursday’s forecast update with Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson