HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KTAL) – The summer months have been abnormally dry across portions of East Texas.
According to the latest drought monitor, moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions has developed over portions of Northeast Texas and Northwest Louisiana.
If the forecast continues to be hot and dry, Harrison County Judge Chad Sims will issue a burn ban.
“The high humidity is keeping us away from a burn ban. If the dry southwest wind pick up and humidity goes down, a burn ban will be needed,” said Judge Sims.
If a burn ban is issued, it will be in effect for 90 days unless weather conditions improve beforehand.
Rusk, Henderson, Trinity, and Houston counties are already under burn bans.
For more information regarding burn bans, click here.