A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front has reached the Brazos Valley, and will continue to push south through the early evening hours. Temperatures are expected to fall to or just above a freeze overnight. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and 10am Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Plentiful rainfall across much of Texas in the past week has brought improvement to every category on the U.S. Drought Monitor map.
Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map released Thursday.
Lakes around the state have benefited and are at nearly two-thirds of capacity.
Sixty-nine percent of the state was in some stage of drought, compared with 71 percent last week.
Statewide Texans got more rain in May than normal, and June is on track to also surpass its normal.
Texas is in better shape when compared to 2011, the state's driest year ever. More than 72 percent the state was in exceptional drought, the driest category, at the end of June 2011. Lake levels then were 73 percent full.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.