EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - First Alert Weather Days have been declared for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the possibility of very heavy rainfall.
Scattered showers will be possible throughout the day on Monday, but as we enter into Tuesday and Wednesday, plentiful moisture will move into East Texas from the Gulf of Mexico allowing very heavy rainfall beginning on Tuesday and continuing through our day on Wednesday.
At this time, we are not expecting any significant chances for Hail, Wind and/or Tornadoes, but we will continue to monitor these threats as we get closer to these days.
As the moisture moves in, as well as another cold front early on Wednesday morning, rainfall totals are likely to range from 1.50" to over 4.00" in some locations. Highest amounts should occur over the northern sections of East Texas, north of Interstate 20.
Breaking it down a bit more, for those over Deep East Texas, rainfall totals of 1.00" to 2.50" will be possible. From Interstate 20, southward to HWY 7, totals should range from 2.00" to 3.50" and north of Interstate 20, totals from 2.50 to over 4.00" will be possible. As we near these days, we will continue to pinpoint the rainfall totals.
Please stay tuned as we update you several times before Tuesday...and throughout the event. I have attached two different Rainfall Total Forecasts. One that goes out until Wednesday morning and the second that goes out until Thursday AM. Both agree that very heavy rainfall is likely Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Please remember general flood safety rules. Never drive your vehicle onto roadways that are flooded. It can be very difficult to judge, especially at night, just how deep the water is. "Turn Around, Don't Drown".
Again, More details to follow.