A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. After a strong afternoon cold front, brisk north winds -- 20-25mph -- will continue to drop temperature to / just above a freeze tonight. A 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.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The National Weather Service sees Texas shaking off a historic drought but warns that the state isn't out of the woods yet.
Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith on Monday told state emergency responders that a wet winter had dumped as much as 12 inches of rain above normal in parts of Texas. But he says only a hurricane can likely wipe out drought conditions entirely.
Goldsmith delivered a drought forecast to state officials during the first day of the Texas Emergency Management Conference. He says it's too early to predict whether Texas will plunge back into bone-dry conditions this summer despite the recent rainfall.
Last year was the driest on record in Texas, causing nearly $8 billion in farm losses while wildfires scorched nearly 4 million acres.
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