A layer of warm air just off the surface protected East Texas yesterday from seeing the round of severe weather expected. However, as a front slowly moves into the area, showers and thunderstorms will be widespread causing heavy rainfall today. A line of strong to occasionally severe thunderstorms will be moving through the area this morning and into the early afternoon hours. Right now the main threat appears to be flash flooding but a few of these storms could produce gusty winds and maybe an isolated tornado. Many areas today will receive between 2 and 4 inches of rain in a short period of time. This when combined with the saturated ground from last week's rain will cause rapid run off which could lead to low lying areas flooding this morning into the early afternoon.
Our storm system will move out of the area late Wednesday but our flooding problems may not be over. It looks as though some of the creeks and rivers of East Texas could begin to flood as they fill up from runoff. If you live in a low lying area that is prone to flooding, please stay tuned to the latest information. Remember if you come to a roadway that is covered in water, turn around, don't drown. Stay with KLTV and KLTV.com for the latest.
Sunday, March 9 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-03-10 03:44:06 GMT
Officials confirm with KLTV that at least one juvenile is dead following an attempted robbery Sunday afternoon in Longview.The attempted robbery occurred at the "New-Way" gas station located at the intersectionMore >>
One juvenile is dead following an attempted robbery Sunday evening in Longview.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-03-05 13:29:40 GMT
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton. Authorities tell us the fire began around 5:00 Wednesday morning in the 400 block of E. South Street. Arp, OvertonMore >>
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:20 AM EST2014-03-05 05:20:20 GMT
Final results are in for several high-profile elections.In the primary race for State House, District 6 Republican Matt Schaefer defeated challenger Skip Ogle. In the Smith County Judge Republican primary,More >>
Final results are in for several important Smith County elections.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:08:27 GMT
Tyler police are looking for a suspect involved in an overnight gas station robbery.The robbery happened around 2 a.m., in the 4200 block of University Boulevard. Officers say a black male entered theMore >>
Tyler police are looking for a suspect involved in an overnight gas station robbery.
Monday, March 10 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-11 01:40:43 GMT
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad. Portland police and workers from the Department ofMore >>
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad.More >>