Rain Improved North Texas Drought Situation And Brings Mosquitoes

Dan Brounoff
September 17, 2018 - 7:26 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - With all the recent rain over the past 6 weeks, our drought situation has improved, but many marauding milking mosquitoes are lurking just outside your door.

If you plan on spending an extending time outdoors, please make sure you protect yourself and your loved ones with repellent, especially during the morning and evening hours.

Unfortunately, there's been a few cases of West Nile across north Texas. Please walk your property and get rid of any standing water.

Here are some common places to look for Mosquitoes

  • Tree rot holes
  • Hoses
  • Tires
  • Ponds
  • Wagons and other toys
  • Pools
  • Pet water bowls
  • Potted plants
  • Buckets or barrels
  • Fountains and bird baths
  • Gutters
  • Open trash bins
  • Uncovered boats

Forecast for 9/17: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. Isolated daytime storms. High: Low 90s. Heat index: Near 100. Wind: SSW 5-10 mph.

Tonight 9/17: Fair and humid. Low: Low to mid-70s. Wind: SE 5 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and humid. High: Low 90s. Heat index near 100. Wind: South 5 mph.

Wednesday and Thursday: More of the same. High: Low 90s.

Friday-Sunday: Partly cloudy, a bit cooler. Decent chance of showers and storms. High: Mid to upper 80s.

And don’t forget to protect yourselves from mosquitoes!