Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The "Extreme Makeover – Home Edition" team has passed the half-way point as they race the clock to build a home that will transform the life of an East Texas family. We'll have an update on their progress…and tell you what you'll need to do to be there when the Carr family gets their first look at their new home later this week.
International aid is beginning to arrive in Chile after a massive earthquake killed more than 700 people. We'll tell you which nations are helping in the recovery effort and how the nation is dealing with looters.
We'll hear from an East Texas author whose new book honors his grandmother…and some Texas traditions. That's in today's Proud of East Texas.
Plus, we'll have a special visitor from Moody Gardens in Galveston to tell us about some of the great new attractions that will be featured during spring break.
The good news is…the rain has moved off to the east and drier air is moving into East Texas. The bad news is…temperatures will remain well below normal this afternoon. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 50s today as we start off with cloud cover. By this afternoon, we should see partly sunny skies but it will not be able to warm temperatures very much. We will have a cold night tonight, as many areas will reach the freezing point with lows in the lower 30s. Tomorrow, we will see mostly sunny skies and highs reaching the lower 60s.
The remainder of the work week is looking pretty nice. Highs through the end of the week will reach the middle 60s in most areas. It appears the next chance of rain will hold off until late Sunday or Monday. Temperatures will approach the upper 60s this weekend, which is normal for this time of the year.