EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - The weather should be fairly nice for your 4th of July festivities around East Texas. Other than an isolated, afternoon shower or storm, most areas will remain dry on Thursday. Any storms that do develop will weaken and fade away by sunset, allowing the firework shows to go off without a hitch from Mother Nature.
Our rain chances will remain slim over the next few days until tropical moisture surges back in late this weekend.
All the heavy rain that has been impacting the east coast will slowly retrograde and move westward over the next few days. By the time we head into the Sunday and Monday time frame, computer models show that surge of tropical moisture returning to the upper Texas coast and southern Louisiana.
This surge in moisture will be aided by an area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico. At this time, we don't anticipate any tropical formation, but it would at least enhance our rain chances around here should it track in that general area in a few days.
Considering we have been fairly dry over the past two weeks, we could certainly use a few downpours to help the dry soils in the Piney Woods.
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