Drought conditions continue to grip much of Texas, but recent rains have certainly helped.
In Dallas, 0.61 inches of rain has fallen at DFW Airport. January is typically their third driest month. While the rain has been beneficial, the city is in a rainfall deficit to start the new year.
So far this month, Austin Camp Mabry has picked up 1.53 inches of rain. January is their fourth driest month.
Meanwhile, January is typically San Antonio's driest month of the year. So far this month, the Alamo City has collected 0.95 inches of rain.
The latest drought monitor does not include the rain we picked up this week. But even without it, major improvements have been felt across the state.
We ended 2020 with nearly 80% of the state dealing with some level of drought. Now, 48% of the state is experiencing drought conditions. The worst of the drought continues across the Panhandle, West Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley.
According to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), Texas will wrap up January with dry conditions.