EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -
Good morning, East Texas! We are waking up to muggy conditions across the region. Temps are in the upper 70s and lower 80s. We are about to enter into an active weather pattern for the month of July across the area. This will include tracking a strong, rare, July Cold front into the region. Your Monday forecast calls for a mix of clouds and sunshine across the area. Temps will be warming up in a hurry! Look for afternoon high temperatures to top out into the mid to upper 90s across East Texas. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated if you will be out and about. Also, the UV index will be in the 10+ category, meaning you will need to wear plenty of sunscreen as you could burn in the direct sunlight in under 10 minutes. Late Monday afternoon, we could see a few pop-up showers and storms developing across the area. This activity will be fairly isolated, but possible. Especially across the northern portions of the area. Isolated showers and storms will continue into the region through the evening and overnight hours as the cold front approaches the area. Look for overnight lows to fall into the mid to upper 70s. Tuesday will feature a decent chance of scattered showers and storms, especially during the first half of the day in East Texas. I'm expecting about a 40% coverage across the region. Look for daytime highs to warm into the low to mid 90s. A few isolated storms will be possible across Deep East Texas, Wednesday, otherwise look for a mix of sun and clouds and cooler. Daytime highs will only be in the mid to upper 80s. Even cooler weather moves into the area by late week with temps averaging some 15-20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Look for another disturbance to move into the area along the stalled out front, increasing shower and storm chances to likely, especially Thursday night into Friday. Daytime highs will only warm into the low to mid 80s. Depending on how much rain we see, some locations, especially across the north may not even get above 80 degrees! Temps warm back up, and we dry out as we move toward the upcoming weekend.Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.