Elevated fire danger this week. Drought worsens.

Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 4:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2022 at 10:53 PM CDT
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The summer of 2022 can be described in two words: hot and dry. And when you add gusty winds into that mix, wildfires can start and spread easily. Fire danger is the story this week. The Texas A&M Forest Service has most of the Brazos Valley in their “high” fire danger concern level. Winds are relatively calm during the daytime, but start to gust up to 25 mph+ once the sun starts to set. And a friendly reminder, every single county in the Brazos Valley is currently under a burn ban.

This week does tout a chance for isolated rain chances. Any storms that do start will be short-lived but could produce some locally heavy rainfall. Again, these summertime showers are incredibly isolated. Most - and I mean most - will stay dry. Any rain that the Brazos Valley will be located mostly around I-45. The further west you go, the drier you’ll be. Stay safe out there, y’all!

Sunday: Partly cloudy with an isolated spot shower or two possible. High: 102. Wind: S 5-15, gusting 25 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 78. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High: 102. Wind: S 5 - 15 mph, gusting 20 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 77. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

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