EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Are you sick of the clouds and wet weather yet? I posed that question earlier in the week and wonder if you might be changing your tone after you read this post?
So far this week, many areas have received 2-4 inches of rain, dating back to Monday. Over the past two days, Lufkin has only received 0.63" of rain, while Nacogdoches has received a whopping 4.38". The rainfall has not been distributed evenly, which is why some areas have seen way more rain than others.
Latest Models Suggest More Rain on the Way
The past couple of days, it appeared that the widespread cloud cover and persistent showers would be waning and become less frequent by the time we approached the weekend and moved into next week. Now, the latest model runs suggest that a trough of low pressure will continue to hang around the region through the middle of next week. If that plays out, then we will continue to stay unsettled and rather wet through the next five to seven days.
Rainfall Could Be Heavy
Our Microcast computer model suggests that 1-2 inches of additional rainfall will be possible between now and Saturday evening. It should be noted that not everyone will see these amounts at their home, but a handful of people will. One of the underlying factors for the heavy rain will be the slow movement of any rain cells that develop. The steering currents are very light, meaning that once these rain showers develop, they will not be moving very quickly.