EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - More wet and stormy weather is headed our way as we round out the week and head into the upcoming weekend.
Look for clouds and a few isolated storms to develop over our part of the state on Friday before more widespread, heavier downpours develop on Friday night and continue through most of the day on Saturday.
With ample moisture and lift in the atmosphere, we will have a slight risk for severe weather on Friday night and on Saturday, with small hailstones and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph being our main concern.
As we head into Saturday, we will transition into more of a heavy rain, flooding concern for some parts of Deep East Texas.
In anticipation of some torrential downpours, a Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for Polk, Houston, and Trinity counties until 7am Sunday.
I believe most areas will receive anywhere from one-to-three inches on average between now and Saturday night. However, some isolated spots will receive three-to-five inches before the rain tapers down Saturday evening. It is those hotspots where flooding may arise, especially areas that are near creeks, rivers, and bayous that are already above bankfull stage.
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