Latest Drought Report: Moderate Drought Returns to the Brazos Valley

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After a summer of just "abnormally dry" conditions, D1 - "Moderate Drought" officially returns to parts of the Brazos Valley.

The latest information from the Climate Prediction Center now places Brazos, Burleson, Madison, Milam, Robertson and Lee Counties in the lowest drought classification -- D1.

Extreme west Milam County -- that for many weeks has already been holding "Moderate Drought" classification -- is now upgraded to D2 - "Severe Drought" along with parts of Williamson and Bell Counties.

Data to collect drought conditions are collected every Tuesday at 6am and new Drought Monitor maps are released every Thursday at 7:30am by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Scattered showers, thunderstorms, and soaking rain is in the forecast for much of Texas -- including the Brazos Valley -- for Thursday through Sunday. (Latest Forecast)

Currently 150 Counties in Texas are under a Burn Ban -- 6 of which are in the Brazos Valley: