First Alert: Rain and storm chances will peak on Friday across East Texas

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DEEP EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A decaying area of rain and thunderstorms in central Texas will weaken as they move eastward this evening. We will keep in a 40% chance of rain in the forecast for later this evening and overnight as some of this rain could sneak in and provide a few areas with a little bit of rain.

A better shot at rain and wet weather will then come into play on Friday as rain chances jump up to 70% to round out the week.  These enhanced rain chances will last throughout the day, which means having your umbrellas on hand would be a good idea.

We could end up receiving another one-half to one-inch of additional rainfall, which would offer us some much-needed moisture to combat the ongoing moderate drought conditions that have developed in our part of the state.

The cold front that blows through East Texas late Friday night will scour out the moisture, providing us with unseasonably chilly weather and a dry weekend ahead.

Saturday will still feature lots of linger cloud cover, despite the wet weather coming to an end.  The clouds will combine with a cool, northerly wind to keep temperatures from only reach the lower-to-middle 60′s.

With skies gradually clearing out by Saturday night, it will turn chilly with wake-up temperatures expected to be in the upper 40′s from Sunday through Tuesday morning of next week.

We will see the sunshine re-appear by Sunday, albeit, it will be a cool sunshine with highs only reaching the upper 60′s.

Drier conditions look to prevail as we head into next week, with times of sun and clouds to go along with these unseasonably cool temperatures.

Another cold front looks to sweep through next Tuesday, but with a lack of moisture to work with, it should come through on the dry side with just some clouds passing overhead.

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