Early morning showers to give way to windy, drier weather

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A weakening line of showers and storms will move into East Texas this morning, providing some of us with a little bit of rainfall.  Any rain that does fall be short-lived and rain totals will be rather light as the storm system quickly pulls away from the Piney Woods.

Unfortunately, this cold front will not give us the much needed rain to help our ongoing drought situation that has plagued us since last fall.

You can track the rain and get up-to-the minute radar updates this morning by visiting our StormTracker Radar and Satellite Center.

Once the rain moves out by mid-morning, drier and windy weather will be settling in by later this morning.

Due to the expected gusty northwest winds and low relative humidity levels later today, we will have an enhanced fire risk for all of East Texas.  As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of East Texas through later this evening.

The Texas Forest Service wants us to remind you that if you see a brush fire, or worse yet, a wildfire get out of control, please report it immediately to the nearest fire department or law enforcement office.

The Red Flag Warnings will be allowed to expire later this evening as the fire threat will be reduced.

Keep it tuned to KTRE-TV and right here at ktre.com for all the developments on the fire risk across East Texas.  You can also head to our StormTracker Weather Center to get a complete and updated list of all our counties currently under burn bans.

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