EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A persistent, slow moving storm system, continues to spin in the Rockies. Due to its snail-like movement, we have been stuck in this wet and stormy pattern for quite a few days.
As a result, the wet, and at times, stormy weather, will continue to hang around East Texas as we head into the upcoming weekend.
After dealing with another rainy night on Friday, we will see a good chance of rain and thunderstorms re-develop across the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas on Saturday.
It should be noted that we are not expecting a washout; however, odds of you receiving a downpour or two at your place of residence throughout the day will still be fairly high.
The threat for more rain and a few thunderstorms could impact the Downtown Hoedown, which will be taking place in downtown Lufkin from 10 am through 4 pm on Saturday. If you plan on heading out to the hoedown, just remember to take your umbrella and the rain gear, just in case a few heavy downpours move over the area during the day.
By Sunday, we will have one last window of opportunity for an isolated strong storm or two as a Pacific cold front advances through our region late in the day. That chance for rain, however, is only a 20%, so the second half of your weekend will be looking much drier.
The best way you can stay on top of the wet weather this weekend is to make sure you download our new and improved FREE KTRE weather app. Our new features now show lightning data when viewing the interactive radar. You can also get storm tracks, weather alerts, and all the features that you have grown accustomed to using over the past couple of years.