Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Latest Burn Bans

There are now four East Texas counties in our viewing area under a Burn Ban. Nacogdoches and Trinity counties now join Houston and Sabine counties as the four counties that prohibit outdoor burning.

The main reason is a lack of rainfall and the triple digit heat we saw last week. That sun baked the parched soils and really allowed things to dry up.
While your county may not be under a burn ban, it still would be wise to not do any outdoor burning in the near future until we get some rain.

Fortunately, we have a chance of seeing a some rain as we head into Friday, courtesy of an early August cool front.

While it won't bring us a cooldown, it will get close enough to bring us some rain. The best time for these showers and storms to develop will be during the middle to latter part of the afternoon. If you do get some rain, that will help keep temperatures slightly cooler, and more importantly, give your lawns and gardens a much needed drink of water.