EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After enduring our first 100 degree day over the weekend, we will see some heat relief return to Lufkin and Nacogdoches this week in the form of an unusually strong July cold front.
This cold front will not have you racing to your closet for a windbreaker or sweater, but it will take a noticeable edge off the heat, as we can say goodbye to the upper 90's for a while. This front will arrive on Tuesday morning, bringing with it a decent chance of some scattered rain showers and a few rumbles of thunder. The bulk of the cool air will remain to our north, but a wind shift should bring down the humidity levels just a tad for Tuesday night and Wednesday, allowing for overnight lows to cool down by a few more degrees.
As we head toward the latter half of the week, we will see a huge uptick in our rain chances as disturbances track in along the stalled out front on Thursday and Friday. As you can see from the attached image I have posted, many parts of the state have a great opportunity to capitalize on some timely and beneficial rainfall. Here in Deep East Texas, from now through Friday, many areas could receive somewhere between two to three inches of rain. Even higher rainfall amounts of up to five inches will be possible in North Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
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