Election Day Forecast: Rain ushers in cooler temperatures

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -If you are headed to the polls today, you will not only need your voter registration card, but you'll need your umbrella as well.

In the wake of last night's storms, cooler temperatures have moved back into East Texas as a cold front has made its way down to the Texas coast.  With more rain developing over the Piney Woods, it will be a cool and wet day for most of us.

According to KTRE's Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek, highs will only reach the lower 60's this afternoon as cool air filters in behind a cold front. "In our southeastern counties highs will be reached early this morning, in the lower 70's, and then fall throughout the day," Hlozek said.

The rain that we receive will be very beneficial, as most of East Texas is currently under a moderate drought.  "With the rain drawn out over a good stretch of the day, this will allow the moisture to soak into the parched ground soils,"Hlozek said.

The rain showers will be in the forecast through Wednesday, before some drier air and sunshine return to the forecast.

The cool weather continues tomorrow with a chance of a few showers continuing. Highs again will only reach the lower to middle 60's tomorrow afternoon. "We will dry out towards the end of the week with morning lows in the 30's and highs in the 60's by Saturday," Hlozek said.

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