EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Even though we are catching a break from the wet weather today, don't put away those umbrellas just yet. That is because another round of heavy rains and a few strong storms will be returning to the Piney Woods starting on Thursday afternoon. This potent upper air disturbance will be moving in from the Rockies. As this system approaches, the stalled out front will lift back to the north as a warm front, drawing in plenty of warmth and humidity, which will aid the threat for heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.
Look for the rain to pick up in coverage and intensity starting Thursday afternoon and then continue through the overnight hours and even going through most of the day on Friday. Since this system will be slow to move out of Deep East Texas, more heavy downpours will be possible again on Saturday.
At this time, we are looking at two to four inches of rain on average, with some areas possibly receiving as much as five inches in spots before the whole system eventually moves east of us.
Portions of North and Northeast Texas have been placed under Flash Flood watches through Friday as many areas between Dallas and Shreveport could see four to six inches of rain.
While I do not anticipate flash flooding to be a huge concern for us, I do believe that the low-lying areas that are prone to flooding could have some issues, especially if we see training of heavy showers move over the same locations. Keep in mind that many areas saw over two inches of rain on Tuesday. Since the ground is wet, it may not take as much rain as usual for some ponding of water to take place on area roadways and some minor flooding to occur as well.
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