EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After enjoying a nice respite from the rainy and stormy weather in East Texas, things will change this weekend as a potent storm system tracks through the state.
This storm system will bring us widespread rains and thunderstorms, some of which could be on the severe side, containing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
In addition to the threat for severe weather, excessive rainfall could exacerbate the flooding potential for those of you that reside near creeks, rivers, and streams that are already running full.
We are forecasting two-to-four inches of rain on average for all of Deep East Texas. Most of this will fall Saturday night and continue through the first half of the day on Sunday.
If you have to hang those Christmas lights or plan on doing something outdoors, go ahead and do it on Saturday morning. Once the stormy weather arrives Saturday evening and Saturday night, it will be quite stormy for a good twelve-to-eighteen hour period, before a cold front shifts the moisture east of our area late Sunday.
With active weather expected around our part of the state over the weekend, please stay weather aware and have a way to get any weather watches and warnings that come down.
One of the best ways to stay on top of the weather where you live throughout the weekend is to have our FREE KTRE weather mobile app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices. Our app. gives you access to hourly and daily forecasts, severe weather alerts, and so much more. It's weather on the go, right in the palm of your hand.
If you do not have a smart phone but would like to receive a phone call, notifying you if a severe weather warning is issued where you live, then ThunderCall is for you. The great thing about ThunderCall is you can register any phone system that suits your best interest. That could be your personal cell phone, your home phone, or even an office number as well. Either way, make sure you have a way to get the warnings you need in order to stay ahead of the weather situation.