WEATHER: Drought to persist in Southwest, Texas; wildfires will menace Calif. -- outlook Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 Drought conditions will worsen before they get better, said experts today at a briefing on this summer's drought outlook. Please subscribe to ClimateWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.