LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Ovenlike heat continues to bake Texas, and
the map that charts drought in the United States shows the
worst-stricken areas of Texas have wilted further.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map released last week shows areas of
Central and South Texas in extreme and exceptional drought expanded
since last week. The two worst stages of drought now cover 14.1
percent of the state, up from 11.1 last week.
Texas is the only spot in the nation with extreme and
Parts of the state, though, are getting some rain. The map shows
no drought in nearly 38 percent of Texas - the Trans Pecos region
and parts of the High Plains in West Texas.
Slight chances for rain are possible in the Panhandle and along
the Gulf Coast on Wednesday. News 3's Bob French has called for a 20% chance of rain for the weekend for the Brazos Valley.
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