EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After enduring a fairly hot stretch of August weather, we will finally see some relief return to the Piney Woods this weekend.
This relief will come from a late season cold "cool" front that has already provided heavy thunderstorms and cooler temperatures to the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
We will get the tail end of the front, which is scheduled to hang up across northern portions of East Texas tomorrow. As a result, we will not see the significant cool down that many of our friends and family up north will experience this weekend.
However, due to our proximity to the front, we will see good chances for rain and thunderstorms to return to the Piney Woods, something that has been absent as of late. The increasing rain chances come at a good time, as we are now slightly below normal in our 2012 rainfall for the year. After having a nice surplus for most of the year, we are now running a slight deficit.
The added cloud cover and rain will not only provide relief for your dry lawns and gardens, but it will also keep temperatures noticeably cooler as well. Instead of upper 90's, we are talking about highs only making the upper 80's to lower 90's.
We are not anticipating a washout for both days over the weekend. The high rain chances mean that the odds of you receiving rain at some point in time during the day are fairly good. Right now, we are anticipating one to two inches of rain are possible through the end of the weekend, with a few neighborhoods possibly receiving even higher amounts. It appears that the highest rainfall amounts will be confined to areas along and north of a Palestine to Nacogdoches to Center line.
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