First Alert: Heavy rainfall and isolated, severe storms possible on Friday

First Alert: Heavy rainfall and isolated, severe storms possible on Friday

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A First Alert Weather Day remains in place for this Friday, December 22nd, as the potential for some heavy rain and a few strong-to-severe thunderstorms will be possible.

Another potent, upper level low pressure system will be moving out of the Rockies and into the Deep South on Friday.  As that happens, it will tap into a very warm and humid environment, one that will lead to the possibility of some heavy thunderstorms, some of which could briefly turn severe.

Even though the severe weather risk is still on the low end, the wind profile will certainly be supportive of a few storms rotating, which means an isolated tornado threat will be present, much like it was this past Tuesday.

Look for the better chances for heavier rains and a few strong storms to be most prevalent as we get into Friday afternoon and evening.

The slow moving cold front will finally move through Friday night, bringing an end to any severe threat across Deep East Texas.

Many areas will be on the receiving end of one-to-two inches of rainfall, with isolated higher amounts of over three inches not out of the question due to the training of showers and thunderstorms over the same areas.

There will be a medium risk for flooding since additional heavy rains will fall on an already saturated ground.  Please use extra caution on the roadways, especially areas that are in low-lying spots and prone to flooding.

Once the rain comes to an end on Saturday, we will be drying out and turning much colder for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Many of you will be on the roadways on Friday and will be very busy planning for the holidays.

As always, one of the best ways to stay on top of the latest weather developments where you live is to have our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices.  You can view our interactive radar, get severe weather alerts, and watch our video updates on the go, when you want it, at your convenience, all in the palm of your hand.

If you do not have a smart phone, we also have another FREE service called First Alert ThunderCall.  With ThunderCall you can register as many phones as you would like, and just like the app., you will receive a personal phone call should a tornado, severe thunderstorm, or flash flood warning be issued where you live.

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