Things are not looking pretty in the way of alleviating an already severe drought gripping Central Texas. The current dry spell is nowhere near as severe as two years ago, but the weather expert with the Lower Colorado River Authority says things simply do not look good with getting more rain in the Austin area.
"Things are not looking much better down the road. If you look at the national drought outlook through March, it shows that drought will persist across much of our region over the next three months," LCRA Meteorologist Bob Rose says.
The most recent sizeable rain amounts fell during Tropical Storm Hermine.
"Looking ahead to next summer, we may have to look at the tropics once again to possibly see some relief. Early indications are that we will see some above-normal season of activity in the tropics but still that is a long-shot with getting rain up here," Rose says. "Early indications are that mostly dry conditions will continue now and into spring but temperatures averaging a little bit above normal."
Pockets of Texas are already in much worse condition. That includes parts of west Texas and an area east of Giddings and near College Station.