This week's highly-anticipated rain event turned out to be a bust.
The little action Erath County did see Monday and Tuesday was hardly more than a drizzle - and that's bad news for farmers who need a good soaking rain on their fields and others with trash to burn.
With no rain in the forecast for the next several days, county officials are reminding the public that a burn ban remains in effect.
Chris Gable, fire coordinator with Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue, said the combination of this weekend's weather conditions could become dangerous.
Although the National Weather Service has not issued any official warnings, the Texas Forest Service has issued its own fire advisory, Gable said.
"It's going to be very warm this weekend, especially Sunday when the temperature could reach 90 degrees and the humidity level is expected to drop," Gable said. "I don't know if we will get to a red flag warning, but it could definitly be a high fire day."
Forecasters predict the next chance of rain will come Monday, and if it's enough, officials could consider a temporary lift of the burn ban.
"I think if we can get a good solid inch of rain and things start turning green, we might consider it," Gable said.
Meanwhile, Gable is urging residents to be patient and avoid doing anything that could spark a blaze, including outdoor grilling on windy days.
"Common sense goes a long way," Gable said.