California is slipping back into drought.
According to the United States Drought Monitor's weekly report, roughly 81% of the state is currently listed as "abnormally dry." A sliver of land in the southeastern portion of California — about 3.5% of the state — is experiencing "moderate drought" conditions.
Just last week, only about 18% of the state was listed as being "abnormally dry," according to the Drought Monitor. Three months ago, that number was at roughly 6%.
NBC Bay Area Meteorologist Kari Hall said Thursday a storm system could soak parts of the Sierra Nevada and Southern California during the middle portion of next week, but it's not expected to bring rain to the Bay Area.