First Alert: Heavy, drenching downpours heading our way

First Alert: Heavy, drenching downpours heading our way

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Torrential downpours and widespread rains will return to East Texas as we get the workweek underway.  That is because a slow moving Pacific storm system will meander around in the Rockies, sending bouts of widespread, heavy rains into Deep East Texas.

Some of the storms that start to arrive overnight Sunday could be strong, but our main concern is the heavy rain threat that will persist for several days.

Our highest rain chances will take place on Monday and Tuesday, but due to the slow moving nature of this storm, we will stay very unsettled, with scattered downpours lingering in your First Alert forecast through most of next week.

With several days of rain on the way, we are forecasting two-to-four inches of widespread rain over the next five days.  It should be noted, however, that some areas could receive over six inches, just depending upon where some of the heavier rain bands set up.

With the potential for flash flooding, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Houston, Polk, and Trinity counties until 8am Tuesday.

Any deviation or change with the position and track of low pressure, however, will greatly alter our rainfall amounts, which is why you will want to stay with the First Alert weather team as we monitor the latest trends and guidance in the days ahead.

One of the best ways to stay on top of the weather where you live throughout the weekend and next week is to have our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices.  Our app. gives you access to our First Alert forecast, interactive radar, severe weather alerts, and so much more.  It is weather on the go, when you want it, at your convenience.

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