Harvey to provide us with one more day of heavy, and potentially, flooding rains

Harvey to provide us with one more day of heavy, and potentially, flooding rains

Tropical Storm Harvey will make another landfall in southwest Louisiana late tonight or early Wednesday morning near Sabine Pass before moving northward through west-central Louisiana.  Since his track continues to shift further east, that will help take a slight edge off our rainfall amounts since we will be on the back side of his circulation.

Nevertheless, a Flash Flood Watch remains intact for most of our Deep East Texas counties as several more inches of rain are likely tonight and through the day on Wednesday.

The areas most at risk for significant flooding include Livingston, Woodville, Jasper, Newton, and points south of there, extending over toward the Sabine River.

The aforementioned areas that could see flooding overnight and during the day on Wednesday are expected to receive additional rainfall amounts of six-to-ten inches, which will only exacerbate the flood concerns in those areas.

Areas along the Highway 59 corridor, including Lufkin and Nacogdoches, can expect an additional three-to-six inches of rain between now and Thursday morning while areas west of there may not receive any more than an inch.

There will be a sharp east-west divide in the areas that receive lots of rain versus the areas that will not see very much more at all.

In addition to the heavy rain threat, there is a lesser threat of some gusty winds, which could topple over trees.  Keep in mind that the root systems are very weak due to all the recent rains.  Therefore, it may not take much wind to knock over some trees, causing a few sporadic power outages in the area.

As Harvey moves into northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas during the day on Thursday, we will see our rain wind down around here, with perhaps, a few peeks of sunshine possible later in the day.

Friday through the upcoming Labor Day weekend look to be partly sunny and mainly dry, with temperatures starting to warm back up.

In the meantime, you can stay on top of the weather conditions involved with Harvey by downloading and frequenting our KTRE First Alert weather app. It gives you access to Harvey's forecast track, our First Alert forecast, severe weather alerts, interactive radar, and featured video updates. It is weather on the go, right in the palm of your hand.

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