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Heavy rain and severe weather likely on Wednesday

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Flash Flood Watches are now in effect for all our counties in Deep East Texas. Flash Flood Watches are now in effect for all our counties in Deep East Texas.
Heavy downpours and minor flooding will be the biggest risk with our next storm system.  However, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out on Wednesday. Heavy downpours and minor flooding will be the biggest risk with our next storm system. However, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out on Wednesday.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

We have already seen several waves of rain bands move through East Texas today and more heavy downpours are on the way.  A slow moving storm system will bring the Piney Woods more pockets of rain overnight and continue through the day on Wednesday.

We are still looking at an additional 2-4" of rain to fall from tonight through early Thursday morning; keep in mind that this is on top of the rainfall we have already received today. 

Due to the threat for more heavy downpours, a flash flood watch has been issued for all of our East Texas counties through early Thursday morning.  While flooding may not be a widespread issue, we certainly cannot rule out some minor flooding on secondary roads and in the low lying areas which are prone to flooding when heavy rain events take place.

In addition to the heavy rain threat, there will also be a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday afternoon as a warm front moves up from the Texas coast.  Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be the main threats.  This severe threat will mainly be for areas along and south of a Crockett to Lufkin to Hemphill line. 

If you have an i-Phone or Android smart phone, don't forget to download our weather app. in your app. store today.  Just search KTRE weather.  This will give you access to our Interactive radar product and alert you to severe weather as well. 

Stay with KTRE-TV and ktre.com over the next 24 hours.  We will keep you updated on this heavy rain and possible severe weather threat.

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