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Monday: Scattered showers possible with highs in the mid to upper 80s


Scattered showers are back for the start of the work week.

That high pressure that brought us sunny skies for the start of the weekend has moved to the northeast. Along the outer boundary of that high, our winds have shifted out of the southeast. These southeasterly winds will continue to pull in moisture from the Gulf, keeping scattered showers in the forecast for the next few days.

For your Monday, we'll start off in the 60s. Expect partly cloudy skies with the chance for scattered showers and a few storms throughout the day. The best chance for rain will be north of I-20, especially over our northwestern areas like Sulphur Springs and Mineola. For the majority of East Texas, rain totals should stay below 0.25". A few of these storms could leave some heavy rainfall at times, so those totals could be around 1-2" for a few areas (just depending on where the scattered storms start to fire up). The overall threat for severe weather will be low today, but we could see some strong winds and even some hail.

This unsettled weather pattern will stick around for a few days, keeping scattered showers in the forecast through mid-week. A better chance for rain will come Thursday and Friday.

An area of low pressure will move into West Texas Thursday, from the west. As this low approaches East Texas, our chance for rain will increase. Rain will be likely Thursday and Friday and we could even see a few strong to severe storms by the end of the work week. The main threat will be along and north of I-20 Friday, with the risk for strong winds and large hail. 

By the end of the week, rain totals could reach 1-3". Stay tuned to KLTV and for updates from the First Alert Weather Team on the timing and impacts of this next system.

Scattered afternoon showers will return this weekend.

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