TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Flash flood warnings have now been extended until 3 a.m. Friday for Angelina, Nacogdoches, and San Augustine counties in Deep East Texas. This includes the cities and communities of Huntington, Lake Sam Rayburn, Broaddus, Woden, Etoile, Chireno, Macune, and San Augustine.
Doppler radar has estimated four to five inches of rain has already taken place in the warned area. An additional one to three inches of rain may fall in these areas, which is why the flash flood warnings have been prompted for these locations.
So far tonight, we have had reports of flooding along Highway 94 in and around the Apple Springs area in northern Trinity county.
Our Caleb Beames tells us that there is high water accumulating on Bynum street and Frank street, which is inside west loop 287 in Lufkin. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches tells KTRE that there has been some minor flooding on Highway 69 south, just before Huntington and some high water on Southwood drive in Lufkin, near the sewage plant. We have also had reports of a vehicle under water by the Texas State Bank off of Highway 69 in Huntington late Thursday evening.
With more moderate to heavy showers moving through Deep East Texas tonight, look for an additional one to three inches of rain to fall across the area. This added rainfall could cause some flooding, especially in the low-lying areas that are susceptible to flooding. Please be on the lookout for flooded roadways and remember to Turn Around, Don't Drown. That is the phrase the National Weather Service wants you to remember in order to avoid driving in hazardous conditions.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 7 p.m. Friday for Houston, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Trinity, and Tyler counties.
Make sure you download our free KTRE Weather App. so you can stay on top of the latest warnings. We will continue to provide updates on KTRE-TV and ktre.com. You can also follow KTREweather on Facebook and Twitter for the latest storm analysis with Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek. Meteorologist Cedric Haynes will also be in to provide timely weather updates for Good Morning East Texas, which gets underway at 4:30 a.m.