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Texas drought may be quenched by approaching storm

The drought that has left much of Texas high and dry may see some relief in the next few days.

An area of disturbed weather in the western Gulf could develop into a tropical system and dump several inches of much needed rain on Texas.

According to Hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski at AccuWeather.com:

Hurricane hunter aircraft was being deployed to investigate the system Wednesday.There is a chance the system will become the fifth tropical depression and fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The next name on the list for the season is Dolly.The system is forecast to wobble very slowly toward the Texas coast through the end of the week.

Showers and thunderstorms will push in from the Gulf into coastal and South Texas, and will reach from Houston to Victoria, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and Laredo during the latter part of the week.

Although tropical weather systems are usually viewed negatively, in the case of Texas, the drenching rain will bring relief to about one-third of the parched state.

Gov. Rick Perry has continued to renew an Emergency Disaster Proclamation due to the ongoing drought conditions calling them “a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas.”