Burn bans lifted; more rain in weekend forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — Recent rains have provided enough moisture to allow officials in Burnet and Llano counties to lift burn bans, and more wet weather could be in the forecast for the weekend, officials say.

Llano County officials announced the lifting of the ban Aug. 22, while Burnet County commissioners did so Aug. 16.

Before doing any outdoor burning, officials ask that people contact their sheriff’s office so dispatchers can avoid fire concern calls.

Residents of cities and municipalities should contact their city hall or fire department to learn the steps to conduct any outdoor burning.

Steady rain for several days the week of Aug. 14 and through the weekend prompted the lifting of the bans and provided some relief from the dry spell, officials say.

Meteorologist Bob Rose of the Lower Colorado River Authority explained the conditions that recently brought back sunshine and what’s in store for the next few days.

“Mostly sunny and dry weather is expected across the Hill Country and Central Texas regions Tuesday through Thursday,” Rose stated. “However, a few spotty rain showers will still be possible each day across the coastal plains region.

“Daily rain amounts should remain below a quarter-inch,” he added.

On Aug. 24-25, high temperatures could reach 90 degrees with mostly sunny and drier weather.

From Aug. 26-28, the chances for scattered afternoon and evening showers will average about 30 percent, according to the LCRA. On Friday night, when local high school football teams are hitting the fields to open the season, the Highland Lakes weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of a thunderstorm.

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