Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The family of Bruce Brookshire will be receiving friends and relatives this evening at the Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler. We'll tell you how friends are remembering the long-time business and community leader, who passed away on Friday at the age of 81.
The Prime Minister of Great Britain is taking extraordinary steps to bring home thousands of his country's citizens who were stranded when air travel across Europe was halted last week because of ash from a volcano. We'll tell you what he's doing…and what the prospects are that planes could return to the skies over Europe today.
Toyota has decided to avoid a courtroom battle with the U.S. federal government over how it handled safety concerns about some of its vehicles. We'll tell you what fine the company is paying to settle the matter with safety regulators.
And…he was wounded during his first day of battle, but returned to fight through the rest of World War Two. We'll hear from Durwood Dingler in today's "Freedom Fighters".
We are waking up with cloudy and cool conditions across East Texas this morning. Most areas are in the lower to middle 50s with a few isolated showers. The clouds will hang around for most of the day but the light rain and drizzle should move out by noon. This afternoon we will see mostly cloudy skies and highs only in the middle to upper 60s, close to 15 degrees below normal. Clouds will break this evening, allowing for another cool morning tomorrow. The low temperature will drop down into the upper 40s. A beautiful day is on tap for us tomorrow, with partly sunny skies and highs in the middle to upper 70s.
Temperatures will approach 80 degrees once again by the end of the week, along with a chance of storms. A fairly strong storm system will affect the area late this week into the weekend. The exact timing is still not known, but this system could bring some strong to severe thunderstorms to the area either Friday or Saturday. Stay Tuned!