EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Our respite from the rain will come to an end later tonight and early Saturday as an upper level disturbance combines with an approaching cool front to generate some pockets of heavy rain this weekend.
This next round of rain and thunderstorms will start overnight Friday and continue through the upcoming weekend.
As a result of the potential for heavy rain in a few spots, a Flash Flood Watch will go into effect on Saturday for many parts of East Texas. It does not include Angelina or Nacogdoches counties at this time, but that does not mean these areas will be exempt from the heavy rain threat on Saturday. Keep in mind that river levels continue to remain high, so any additional rainfall could exacerbate the flood threat once again this weekend.
The rainfall potential this weekend will range from one-to-three inches, with a few areas possibly receiving even higher amounts. It is in the areas that receive the higher end rainfall totals that could have some flooding issues re-surface. This is especially true for areas that live in the low-lying areas, in and near the creeks, streams, rivers, and bayous that are already out of their banks and running well above flood stage.
The severe weather threat will be rather low this weekend, which is certainly good news. However, any storms that move through your neighborhood will contain gusty winds, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, and of course, the potential for some heavy downpours.
On Sunday, a 40% chance of rain will be possible, especially for the southern parts of East Texas, as the cool front continues to advance southward.
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