Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: An East Texas DPS Trooper is in the hospital this morning after he was shot in the face while serving an arrest warrant in Wood County. We'll tell you what happened to the suspect that DPS Officials say fired the shot...and have an update on the Trooper's condition.
An off-duty sheriff's deputy is being praised for his quick action to protect customers at an East Texas WalMart. Police in Commerce say he shot and killed a gunman who had previously been in a battle with police before carrying two loaded weapons into the store. We'll hear from witnesses who were inside the store when the gunman approached.
Members of an East Texas college football team will make a public apology for the steps they took to keep people from reading an article about two of their team-mates. We'll tell you what they did that drew the attention of university officials.
Plus...we'll hear from an East Texan who survived dozens missions over enemy territory during World War II in today's "Freedom Fighters".
Temperatures this morning are mainly in the middle 50s across most of East Texas. Temperatures this afternoon won't warm up too much thanks to clouds and anticipated rainfall. Highs will reach the lower 60s in most areas. We could see one or two strong storms this afternoon and evening as a potent system moves through the area. The lack of surface warming looks to keep our severe weather threat today at a minimum. Rainfall rates will average between three quarters of an inch in most areas through tonight.
We will see a few showers and storms early tomorrow followed by gusty westerly winds drying us out and warming us up. Highs tomorrow with sunshine late in the day will reach the middle 70s in most areas. Another storm system moves into the area on Wednesday. This system will have warmer air to work with, so we could be looking at a few severe storms on Wednesday. Our last in a series of systems will move through the area Thursday giving our northern counties another chance of showers followed by drier and cooler air for the weekend.