Moisture remains plentiful around the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, excessively so in southern Guatemala. This extra moisture has pushed back the drought in Mexico. In South America, around the greater Pampas and Rio de la Plata basin area, has been dry this past week.
Further south northern Brazil, Guyana and Suriname had a dry week, as have Uruguay, Paraguay and nearby parts of Brazil and Argentina. None of this dryness is critical as it only represents one week in what has generally been a good season.