First Alert: A return to sunshine and warming temperatures on Thursday

Weather Where You Live

DEEP EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Our threat for severe weather and heavy thunderstorms has ended now that the storm complex has shifted well south and east of our KTRE viewing area tonight.

We are looking at partly cloudy skies overnight with lows dropping into the middle 50′s.  It will be a tad cooler tonight as that weak cold front makes it through most of Deep East Texas.  We will, however, be on the lookout for some patchy fog in a few locales prior to daybreak as the damp ground and light winds will be a good recipe for some of that fog to develop.

Thursday will be mostly sunny, but unseasonably warm.  A southwesterly breeze will combine with the abundant sunshine to boost our temperatures into the middle 80′s.

This same frontal boundary will lift back to the north as a warm front on Thursday, allowing the warmth and humidity to make a quick return to East Texas.

Look for the clouds and humidity to return in earnest on Friday to go along with southerly breezes.  Most of the day will be dry until another upper-air disturbance and approaching cold front brings in a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday evening.

Rainfall amounts will average between one-half inch to as much as an inch of rain between now and early Saturday morning. 

Once this second frontal boundary pushes through on Friday night, we will be in store for a beautiful, spring weekend as drier air and lower humidity will make for some pleasant conditions throughout the Piney Woods.  Look for wake-up temperatures in the 50′s with daytime highs in the upper 70′s to lower 80′s under mostly sunny skies.

After a quiet start to the new week on Monday, we will see the clouds and modest chances for rain return by the middle of next week as another cold front looks to swing through the Piney Woods.

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