Slowly drying out and heating up this upcoming weekend

(KTRE) STORM TRACKER WEATHER CENTER:  After receiving some beneficial rains from what was Tropical Storm Hermine, East Texas will slowly begin to dry out as we head towards the end of the week and into the weekend.

As Hermine weakens and pushes into Oklahoma, high pressure will build back into the region, allowing for more sunshine and more heat.

The return to more sun and less rain may not be such a good thing, however.  That's because the humidity levels will be running extremely high across the Piney Woods as all the moisture from recent rains evaporates into the atmosphere.

Later today, we will have another chance at picking up some scattered showers and storms.  By Friday, those rain chances are reduced to just isolated showers, and by the weekend, the rain chances are virtually less than 20%.

Even though it will feel awfully humid this weekend, the rain should stay away to allow all high school football games on Friday night to be rain free.

Stephen F. Austin State University's home opener at Homer Bryce Stadium on Saturday night should be hot and humid, but on the dry side.

For a complete look at Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek's StormTracker 7 Day Forecast, as well as a look at our Live Streaming Radar, click here.

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