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Thursday's Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the low 70s.

A strong system will move through the region over the next few days, bringing all of East Texas the possibility for heavy rain.

With 3-7" of rain possible, Flash Flood Watches will be in effect for Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Kaufman, Van Zandt and Rains Counties from Thursday night through Saturday night.

Franklin, Titus, Camp, Morris, Cass, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Smith and Gregg Counties will be under Flash Flood Watches from Thursday night through Sunday morning. Rain totals could range from 5-7” along and north of I-30 through this time period.

The chance for showers will begin to build into East Texas Thursday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches from the west. That front will hold off for our region until Friday morning, slowly moving all the way through East Texas by Sunday morning. Rain will build along this front, heavy at times.

For our Thanksgiving holiday, expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the low 70s. We could see a few isolated showers in the morning, becoming scattered in the afternoon.

By Friday, rain will become widespread as the front moves in. Highs will be in the upper 60s on Friday, ahead of the front. By Saturday, behind the front, we’ll fall into the low 50s. Those cooler temperatures, along with the rain, will stick around through Sunday.

Rain totals could reach 3-7” by Sunday morning. Rain could be heavy at times, so please, if you have travel plans for the holiday weekend, plan ahead for the possibility of flash flooding… especially along rivers, creeks, and streams and other low lying areas.

By Monday, that storm system will exit the region, taking the rain along with it. Highs will bounce back into the upper 50s.

Have a fun and safe holiday!

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