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More heavy rain likely for East Texas through Friday


Flash Flood Watches are in effect until 1PM Friday for Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Rains, Hunt, Hopkins and Delta counties and until 7PM Friday evening for Franklin, Titus, Morris, Cass, Wood, Upshur and Camp counties.

Totals so far today have exceeded 2"-3" along and near Interstate 30 and will continue to spread further south as the day moves along. Additional amounts of 1"-2", on top of the 2"-3", will likely cause some minor flooding issues. Across the southern sections of East Texas, generally south of I-20, an additional 1"-4" of rain is possible through our day tomorrow.

The SPC or Storm Prediction Center has taken away the Slight Risk for severe weather here in East Texas...that is not to say what a few isolated thunderstorms couldn't occur today, tonight or tomorrow, it just appears that the severity of them will be less.

The greatest risk here in East Texas will, once again, be Flash Flooding. The risk is greatest north of I-20 and greatest along I-30. Please be safe out there. If you see water over roadways, Turn Around, Don't Drown. Find another way to your final destination.

Rain chances tomorrow morning will be in the 80%-100% range, tapering off to near 50% by late afternoon and then even less chances, or 30% by early Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, the chances for scattered showers and a few isolated PM thunderstorms will continue, but to a much lower extent.

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