ETX family escapes early morning house fire unharmed

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A Smith County family watched their home turn to ashes in an early-morning fire.
Hear the account from the home-renter as they escaped the blaze.

And, a manhunt for an East Texas suspected child predator continues this morning. We'll tell you how you can help authorities in the search for this suspect.

Skies will gradually clear throughout the day giving way to partly sunny skies this afternoon.  Highs will reach the lower 60s in our northern counties to near 70 in Deep East Texas.  Winds will gradually turn to the north northeast around 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusty.  Tonight will be mostly clear and mild.  Lows will be in the lower 40s.  Saturday we will see increasing clouds with a few showers late.  Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

However, Good Morning East Texas Meteorologist Grant Dade says a strong cold front will move through the area on Sunday evening.  During the first half of the day Sunday a dryline will move through bringing with it a line of strong thunderstorms with the main sever e threat being gusty winds.  Behind this dry line we should see breezy conditions Sunday afternoon with temperatures warming into the 70s before the front moves through across our western counties.  Across our Eastern counties the front will catch up to the dry line after midday and it is here where the greatest threat of severe weather will be. Behind the front we will see colder weather for next week.  Long range forecast data suggests the next 10 days could be significantly below normal temperature wise.  Stay tuned!