Precipitation from the Southwest Monsoon has improved drought conditions across the 4 Corners states (especially Arizona). However, drought in the Western U.S. is still dire, with 58.7% of the region in Extreme (D3) to Exceptional (D4) drought. And areas spanning from California and the Pacific Northwest eastward to Minnesota saw degradations this week. As of July 27, 2021, 39.7% of the U.S. is in drought.