First Alert: Rain chances will be on the upswing this weekend

First Alert: Rain chances will be on the upswing this weekend

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - As we head into the upcoming weekend, we will see some notable changes with our weather; namely, in that we will see increasing clouds and rain chances really ramp up across our part of the state.  This change in our weather pattern will not only provide us with some beneficial rainfall, but also help put an end to the unrelenting heat.

Our rain chances will ratchet up this weekend as a result of a slow moving low pressure system that will be moving west from Louisiana into East Texas.  This low will then get picked up by an approaching cool front to enhance our moisture levels, which in turn, will help ring out some soaking downpours in the Piney Woods.

With these rain chances ramping up over the weekend, we have designated Saturday through next Monday as First Alert weather days.

This means the rain could disrupt your daily routine, possibly causing you to alter your plans this weekend.

Since the cool front will likely stall just to our northwest, we will have good rain chances linger into early next week.

Many areas look to receive two-to-four inches of rain between now and the middle of next week, with isolated higher amounts of five inches possible across the Sabine National Forest and further east toward Toledo Bend.

The added cloud cover and shower activity will also help break the unrelenting heat, as daytime highs hover around the ninety degree mark on Sunday through Tuesday.

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