Rain showers followed by a cool down this weekend

(STORM TRACKER WEATHER CENTER):  It will remain warm and humid as we round out the rest of the week, but changes will arrive just in time for the weekend.

A Pacific storm system will eject into the Southern Plains on Friday night, dragging a cold front into the Piney Woods of East Texas.

Along and ahead of the front, we will see a broken line of showers and thunderstorms on Friday night.  Some of these storms will roll in during the overnight hours, lasting into the early part of Saturday.

We will see skies dry up briefly on Saturday afternoon, but it will remain on the cool side, with highs staying in the 60's.

The clouds and rain will return by late Sunday and last through Monday.  This second round of rain will be more widespread and will contain heavier downpours than the chance of rain we have to start your weekend.

With a moderate drought encompassing most of East Texas, we will gladly take any rain we can get at this point in time.

It should be noted that with the clouds and rain around on Sunday and Monday, temperatures will remain on the chilly side.

For radar updates anytime, make sure to visit the Storm Tracker Weather Center.  You can also stay up-to-date with all the latest weather news and information by checking out Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek's Weather Blog.

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