On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index value for Wharton County was 452 (254-643). 

Andy Kirkland, who is the coordinator for Wharton County Emergency Management, said the dry weather is jumping the value about 10 points a day.

“Upcoming fronts with lower humidities may speed that up enough that a burn ban may soon be put back in place,” Kirkland said. “We will closely monitor this situation.”

The cooler weather that is forecast is not bringing in showers.

There is slightly cooler weather for our area this weekend with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

“A cool front comes in Monday, and another front comes in later in the week with even slightly cooler temperatures,” Kirkland said. “It looks like the Monday front will keep most of the tropical moisture away early next week.”

He added that it looks like it will be a great weekend to watch the Houston Astros beat up on the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Divisional Series.

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