It's getting dry out there. Hard to believe after Harvey's historical flood, but yes surface soil conditions are beginning to show the first signs of getting dry again. Nationally you have to head to Arkansas or Montana to find drought conditions in the 'severe' range. In fact the California drought of a year ago is all but gone.

To be clear, southeast Texas and Houston are not in any sort of drought yet. A dry October and November are pushing parts of Texas in to the 'abnormally dry' category.

NOAA's rainfall forecast for December through February is for below normal rain here in Houston and the southern United States. That's because, "La Niña" conditions are setting up in the Pacific which can lead to dryer and warmer winters here in Houston.