The United States Drought monitor issues updates every Thursday morning. This week’s update continues to show moderate to severe drought conditions across the ArkLaTex.
Despite dry weather over the past week, we did not see any significant changes. Severe drought has pushed further north into Arkansas, now including the southern portion of Nevada county.
As far as the larger metro areas, severe drought is impacting Shreveport/Bossier, with moderate drought conditions in Texarkana.
With a series of cold fronts on the way in the next 7 days, we will likely see rainfall accumulations of .5 inches to 1.25 inches. This may not be enough to alleviate drought conditions, but it may slow the spread of moderate and severe drought.
Most areas of the ArkLaTex are running 1 to 2 inches below normal on rainfall over the previous 30 days.