EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Get set for lots of wet weather to return to East Texas over the weekend and continuing through the early portions of next week as a slow moving low pressure system over Mexico will stall out, leading to copious amounts of rain and moisture overspreading much of the state, including us in Deep East Texas.
With widespread, heavy rains expected over the weekend, we have designated the time period from Saturday through Monday as First Alert weather days. Even though no severe weather is expected, the steady rainfall will disrupt your daily routine, which may cause many of you to have to alter those plans this weekend. Therefore, it would be wise to take your plans inside this weekend, just to avoid the weather mischief.
We have the rain chance at 100% on Saturday, 80% on Sunday, and 90% on Monday, which is why these next three days are First Alert weather days.
It will not rain every minute of every day. However, there will be periods of light-to-moderate rainfall for several hours each day, which will allow for a good soaking rain to return to our part of the state.
Rainfall accumulations by Monday night will range from four-to-six inches on average, with a few areas receiving even higher amounts.
Due to the abundant rainfall, there is a moderate risk for flooding to take place. With the lack of rainfall in recent months and the dry ground, we will be able to take on several inches of rain, especially since it will be spread out over several days. However, if we do get some heavy rainfall on Monday on top of what falls this weekend, we could see some flooding issues surface, especially in the low lying spots that are prone to flooding in heavy rain events.
While the rainy weather is the big story, it should be noted that it will also be rather chilly as well. Temperatures will not fluctuate too much, as we mainly stay in the 50's over the next few days.
One of the best ways to stay on top of all the rainy conditions where you live this weekend is to have our KTRE First Alert weather app. on hand. You can use the interactive radar to track the rain from across the state all the way down to your neighborhood. Plus, you can get instant alerts, including your hourly forecasts, and video updates right in the palm of your hand, at your convenience.