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FROM STAFF REPORTS

LLANO — Recent wet weather and fall-like conditions prompted Llano County officials to lift a ban on outdoor burning, allowing residents a chance to rid their property of landscaping materials, cut brush, and household garbage.

Controlled burning is also allowed in Burnet County.

When determining whether to impose or lift a ban, county commissioners will consider factors such as humidity, brush conditions, and the weather forecast. According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, some areas of the Highland Lakes could see a few scattered afternoon and evening rain showers — about a 20-30 percent chance — through Thursday, Oct. 5, as a result of moisture pulled inland off the Gulf of Mexico. Local daily high temperatures are expected in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

editor@thepicayune.com