Despite very warm temperatures across East Texas, it has been a beautiful weekend across the area. As we look towards the new week, a changing weather pattern bringing some much cooler temperatures will help to provide a little break from the summer heat.
For tonight, expect mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid to upper 70s. However, we are watching a cold front to our north which will continue to make its way closer to East Texas. Some rain out ahead of the front could enter our northern counties heading into Monday morning, but south of the I-30 corridor should be dry.
As we head into Monday afternoon, the front will start pushing through most of East Texas, and we can see more widespread rain chances (30%) for the area heading into the evening hours. Temperatures will still heat up into the low to mid 90s, but could be cooler for the places that see more rainfall. The rain actually looks to clear out heading into the nighttime hours.
Tuesday and Wednesday look to be partly cloudy with only a slight 20% chance for any shower activity mainly on Wednesday as the front continues to push to the south and brings most of the rainfall towards the Gulf. However, an isolated shower or thundershower is still possible. Winds will shift to the northeast, so temperatures will cool briefly into the upper 80s to low 90s.
Thursday and Friday have better rain chances (40%) as a strong upper level disturbance will move southeastward from the Rockies and move across East Texas. This will help keep the summer heat away as temperatures should only reach the low to mid 80s, possibly even cooler.
We will continue to watch this changing weather pattern for next week. Stay tuned!
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