By: Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek
Afternoon rain showers returned to East Texas on Wednesday, and it could not have come at a better time.
Considering we were in a Heat Advisory and had temperatures in the triple digit range, the afternoon showers put a hold on the extreme heat.
You will want to have your umbrellas on hand on Thursday as more scattered showers and thunderstorms are on tap for the Texas Forest Country.
As we head towards the end of the week and into the weekend, however, rain chances go down. That means temperatures will be going right back up into the upper 90's, with feels like temperatures over 103° in the heat of the day.
At this point your weekend forecast is looking mainly dry, but hot. All of your outdoor plans should be good to go and will not be rained out. Make sure, though, to take your heat safety precautions this weekend.
To keep track of the rain on your cell phone, you can sign up for KTRE9 To Go. It is a free service that gives you access to your StormTracker Forecast and the latest radar images.
You can also check our Interactive Radar online, which allows you to zoom down to your street and track the rain and storms where you live.