First Alert: More widespread rains set to fall on East Texas

First Alert: More widespread rains set to fall on East Texas

In anticipation of more widespread, soaking rains in the next few days, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Houston, Polk, and Trinity counties in Deep East Texas through 7pm Friday.

Due to the slow moving nature of this low pressure system, we will have multiple chances to see pockets of heavy rain each day that will continue for the remainder of the week and linger into the weekend.  This does not mean it will rain at your place all day, every day.  However, a handful of East Texans are likely to get wet and with plenty of moisture to work with, the rainfall may be heavy at times.

As a result of the prolonged threat for heavy rain this week, First Alert weather days remain in effect from now through Saturday, as the weather may be disruptive and could cause you to have to alter your daily routine during this time period.

We are looking at one-to-three inches of rain on average; but just like what we saw last week, I would not be surprised to see some areas receive in excess of five inches by the time we get into next weekend.  With an already saturated ground from last week's heavy rains, it will not take much to agitate the rivers, creeks, and bayous in our part of the state.

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