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Storm system will likely bring heavy rains to East Texas

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Moisture from the tropics and an upper low will bring good rain chances through Thursday. Moisture from the tropics and an upper low will bring good rain chances through Thursday.
East Texas could see between three to six inches of rain total between Monday through Thursday evening. East Texas could see between three to six inches of rain total between Monday through Thursday evening.
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - We've been enjoying very pleasant weather across the area under a ridge of high pressure, however a system building in the Pacific Northwest has finally broken our pattern of nice days. That system has caused a low pressure system sitting across the Texas Panhandle to finally start heading off to the east. It has brought a lot of moisture into Central Texas, and as it continues to move off towards the east, heavy rains will be in our forecast for the next several days.

We're also getting some of this moisture from Hurricane Amanda out in the Pacific. It is combining with the moisture from the low pressure system, and that is why we have this potential for a lot of rainfall across East Texas.

The low is also a slow mover, and will enter East Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Because of its slow nature, it is likely that a lot of rain will fall across the area. Models are predicting anywhere from three to six inches of rain, with some isolated areas possibly seeing higher totals. In fact, flash flood watches have already been posted for portions of East Texas until 1:00 pm Tuesday. While some spots may get downpours, others might not see much rain at all one day, and then the exact opposite the next day. This scattered rain event makes it difficult to locate where the heaviest rains will occur.

The important thing is to remain weather aware. If there is flooding on the roads, turn around don't drown!

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As always, stay with KLTV as we keep you updated on the rainfall potential over the next few days.

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