EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - First Alert Weather Days continue through Thursday as very heavy rainfall is likely across much of East Texas.
Looking over the latest data, it now appears that the northwestern quadrant of East Texas is likely to receive the higher rainfall totals with some nearing 9.00" over the next 48 to 60 hours. The majority of East Texas will average from 3.00" to 6.00" during the same time period with a few locations getting a bit less and some a bit more.
Moisture continues to stream into our area from the Pacific Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico. This, coupled with a slow moving cold front expected during the day tomorrow, will allow this heavy rainfall to occur.
Flash Flooding appears to be the greatest risk over the next 2-3 days, however, we have increased the chances for some gusty winds and some large hail in some of the stronger thunderstorms that may move over East Texas later today and during the day tomorrow. The risk of tornadoes remains in the low category at this time. Hail and Gusty, Thunderstorm Winds, have been raised to Medium. Flash Flooding remains in the HIGH category, and even EXTREME over the NW sections of East Texas.
Please remember, if you see water over a roadway, "Turn Around, Don't Drown". Please find another, safer way to your final destination. It is not worth the risk of being washed away.
More to come...