EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -
Your Thursday forecast calls for increasing clouds. Showers and storms becoming likely through the morning hours. Storms and heavy rainfall will continue to develop and train from northwest to southeast across the area through your afternoon hours. A few isolated strong storms are possible which could lead to some damaging down burst winds, but for the most part, the main threat continues to be the possibility of some flash flooding. Latest guidance indicated some locations within the Flash Flood Watch area could see isolated amounts over 5 inches today. Thanks to the clouds and rainfall, temps will only reach the low 80s at best across the north, and low to mid 80s across Deep East Texas. Tonight, periods of showers and storms will continue off and on across the area. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 70s. Your Friday forecast calls for yet another round of heavy rainfall and a few strong storms, as a strong disturbance will be moving directly overhead across the area. The best rain chances for your Friday look to be the first half of the day, with the heaviest rain axis shifting towards our east by the afternoon hours. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 80s across the area, Friday, thanks to the early rain and clouds that will be moving across the region. Saturday, we will see most of the heavier rainfall shifting to our east, but with the front still draped across parts of the area, a few pop-up afternoon storms will be possible. Highs will begin warming back up to the upper 80s to near 90. Sunday, Look for the front to finally exit our area. This means conditions should begin to dry out across the region, and also heat up. Daytime highs Sunday will reach the low 90s. The old heat ridge will begin to redevelop across the area heading into the new work week. This means temps will soar once again into the mid 90s with mainly dry and hot conditions. A NW flow in the upper levels may develop by mid week leading to a chance of a few pop-up storms by then, temps remain on the warm side with highs in the 90s. Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.