Dr. Robert Livezey, of the Climate Prediction Center, told CBS This Morning's Mark McEwen that there is no real relief in sight.
"Unfortunately, we donÂ't really see much," Livezey said. "Perhaps the latter part of next week, the Mid-Atlantic States will have a chance. Now, we donÂ't see anything."
Livezey said of the two types of drought Â— Agricultural and Hydrological Â— he is focusing on the Agricultural, measuring the drought's impact on crops and things that grow.
When focusing on Hydrological Droughts, Livezey measures impacts and water tables, stream flows and reservoir supplies Â— the more serious of the two for the general public.
"This is an important major event, very serious event," Livezey said. "In the context of historical record in the Mid-Atlantic States, itÂ's got to rank among the top three droughts."
"The areas shaded in bright red are the trouble areas," Livezey said. "And on all these charts, the Mid-Atlantic States all show up red."
Livezey said it would take a number of soaking storms, some substantial rainfall or some major precipitation events to get the red off the map.
"It is what the farmers look at and worry about in terms of the water supply for crops," Livezey said. "Again, look at the Mid-Atlantic States. YouÂ'll see bright red colors."
Livezey said he also tracks the Stream Flow Data chart, which indicates at what level the stream and river flows are.
Livezey said a tropical storm making its way up the East Coast would certainly help ease the drought.
"A decaying tropical system, if we didnÂ't have associaed flood problems or other coastal damage would be the kind of soaking rain that we could use," Livezey explained.