After enduring a couple of days of heavy rain and thunderstorms, more wet weather will stay in the forecast this weekend.
A slow moving upper level storm system will continue to send disturbances in our direction over the weekend, which means you will want to have your umbrellas on hand. You can think of this spinning area of low pressure as a bicycle wheel. The spokes on the wheel represent disturbances in the atmosphere. When one of those spokes rotates into East Texas, it provides lift and generates rain.
We may see a break in the action to start the day on Saturday, only to see the rain return by the afternoon and evening hours. We will then experience some heavier rain and maybe a few strong thunderstorms on Sunday as the main low pressure center starts to move across the region.
In regards to rainfall, you can expect another two to three inches with some locations receiving isolated amounts of three to five inches. Keep in mind, this will be rainfall added on top of the two to four inch rainfall totals many areas have already received. If we see higher rainfall rates fall over areas that are already water logged, flooding could be a concern in the areas that are prone to flooding.
Tools to Stay on Top of the Weather
To get a more detailed look at your forecast, you can head to our StormTracker Weather Center. It is there where you can also view our live streaming radar for any rain and storms that move through the Piney Woods. If you would like to take over the controls and zoom down to your local streets, please try our Interactive Radar.
If you have an Android or iPhone, you can download our StormTracker 9 weather app, which is available in the App store. Our KTRE Weather app gives you access to our Interactive Radar, hour-by-hour forecasts, weather alerts, and the ability to upload your weather photos to our See It, Snap It, Send It photo gallery on our homepage.