As of Friday evening, 19 of out 26 East Texas counties are in a burn ban. Significant fines will be issued if a person is caught burning anywhere in the unincorporated areas of the affected counties. Besides a few showers across the area this afternoon and Sunday, rainfall will become very hard to come by in the week ahead. In fact, the drought conditions will worsen as we move into the final full week of August. triple digit temps will be widespread across East Texas especially during the second half of the coming week.
Upper 90's will be the rule between now and then. Overnight Lows will continue in the mid 70's. For periodic weather updates throughout the weekend, follow Doc Deason on Twitter, @docdeason.