With widespread precipitation last week and relatively cooler temperatures, drought conditions were able to improve in some regions. Unfortunately, though, this was not the case for the entirety of the region as Texas was still experiencing record-setting heat. Due to these conditions, some one-class degradations were seen across Texas. However, large amounts of rainfall and anomalously cool temperatures in Oklahoma allowed for some two-class improvements in areas.
Looking into the future, as outlined by the 8-14 Probabilistic Hazards Outlook, large portions of southeast Texas are at a "rapid onset drought risk," as the majority of the region faces some level of risk for excessive heat in the upcoming days.