Most of Columbia County in a severe drought
A small area of Miller County is in severe drought status, with the majority of that county in moderate drought status.
All of Hempstead County and all of Nevada County are in moderate drought status.
In Union County, there are areas of severe drought, moderate drought, abnormally dry, and no drought.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor report, most areas in the lower Mississippi Valley and southern Great Plains recorded little or no rainfall, with moderate to isolated heavy amounts limited to parts of central Oklahoma, western Texas, and the Louisiana Bayou.
Farther north, a re-assessment of conditions led to some improvement being introduced in the Texas Panhandle (especially northern sections) and eastern parts of the Oklahoma Panhandle and adjacent western Oklahoma.
Also, grass fires have become unusually common across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
Most of the new D3 area recorded only 2 to 4 inches of rain in the last 90 days, and 3-month totals of only 0.5 to 1.5 inches (with widely isolated higher amounts) were recorded in the new D4 region.
The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport, La., is predicting a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, with a 20 percent chance Wednesday night.
Thursday’s forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a 30 percent chance is predicted for Friday.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for Saturday, with a 20 percent chance for Sunday.