A new NOAA drought map shows extreme and severe drought spreading across North Texas.
Flooding rains in August helped to alleviate some of the droughts exacerbated by a hot, dry summer, but a recent dry spell is making things worse.
Since September 2, there has been no measurable rain at DFW Airport. The DFW Metroplex has a 1.4-inch deficit for the month and has been nearly four inches dry since September 1.
We now have widespread, severe drought across North Texas. This is the first time most of the metroplex has been in severe drought since the summer of 2018. If you take a look at the numbers, we're behind 5.69" of rain since last fall. #NOTmoist pic.twitter.com/jXHMJJ4wXo
— Jesse Hawila (@JesseWFAA) January 6, 2022
Rain is expected later this weekend, but it will not be enough to make a significant dent in the drought.
North Texas can expect 1 to 1.5 inches of rain on Saturday night through Monday.