GREENVILLE — The Texas Forest Service has again listed Hunt County under "high" fire danger conditions today, due to the lingering drought and the potential for gusting winds during the afternoon.
But a chance of some rain is in the forecast.
Hunt County is NOT currently under a ban on outdoor burning. However, the Hunt County Fire Marshal's Office is reminding residents that there are still certain restrictions to outdoor burning. The burning of household trash is only permissible during daylight hours and the wind speed cannot be greater then 23 mph. Natural materials, such as brush and limbs can be burned, but not treated or painted lumber. No prohibited material — including but not limited to: rubber, plastics, wire, insulation and furniture — can be burned, and a responsible person must be present during active burning.
From the National Weather Service: As Isaac tracks through Louisiana today and tonight, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible over the eastern counties of North Texas this afternoon through tonight. The best rain chances will be east of the Interstate 35/35E corridor. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible, especially over the northeastern counties. In addition, breezy north winds will occur today. Wind speeds will be 10-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. The strongest winds will occur along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor; closer to the track of Isaac.
The local forecast is currently calling for a 40 percent chance of showers and/or thunderstorms this afternoon and into tonight.