The latest drought monitor shows parts of Lubbock County in extreme drought, other parts in severe drought and other parts in moderate drought.
For the most part, the drought in Texas got slightly worse in the last week. More than 97 percent of the state is in some form of drought, but the good news is that no part of Texas is in "exceptional drought" – the absolute worst category.
The last widespread significant rainfall on the South Plains was on June 14. Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees and low humidity have sapped much of the relief that spring rainfall had previously offered. Lubbock's forecast does include a chance of rain Thursday night and again on Monday.
The 90-day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows Texas might expect average amounts of rainfall.