EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A late season May cold front is exactly what the doctor ordered. Not only will this front bring us a drop in the temperatures, but it will also provide Deep East Texas with chances for rain and storms, something we have not seen much in the past few weeks.
Our first round of rain and storms will arrive later tonight as the cold front moves through the region. A few storms will be strong to severe, but we do not anticipate any widespread severe weather outbreak.
By Tuesday morning, the front will be south of us, meaning our winds will be out of the north, allowing some cooler air to blow in to the Piney Woods. When I say cooler, that is a relative term. Instead of temperatures climbing to near 90°, we will only be topping out in the upper 70's and lower 80's. We will also see more seasonal temperatures when it comes to our overnight lows as well.
In addition to the front, the added cloud cover and scattered showers will help provide those dry lawns and gardens with a nice drink of water. We will continue to see rain on Tuesday and linger into parts of the day on Wednesday. After catching a break on Thursday, another round is possible by the end of the week.
At this point, many of our computer models suggest around an inch of rain between now and Wednesday. However, if some of you get underneath one of those heavier thunderstorms, then some areas could certainly receive over two inches.
With a below normal month in rainfall in April, we could certainly stand to receive more liquid gold from Mother Nature this month before summer arrives.