Kaufman County remains the only county in East Texas under an official Burn Ban.
We will actually have a very slight chance for scattered showers throughout the overnight period...but only a 20% or less chance.
Tomorrow through Sunday, our chances for showers and thundershowers will increase. Friday's chances will be 40%, Saturday's will be in the 40%-50% range and Sunday will drop off to about 30%. With most of this moisture being tropical in nature, we are not expecting strong thunderstorms, but scattered thundershowers. Yes, there will be lightning and thunder, but the intensity of the activity should be less than what we would expect in a springtime or fall-like thunderstorm.
The reason for the increase in rain is twofold. A weak front will stall and fade out just to our NW over the next few days, and the low pressure system over south Texas will continue to draw lots of Gulf Moisture into East Texas. Rainfall amounts should be in the .50" to 1.50" range with a few areas getting a bit more. Temperatures will be from the middle 70s during the morning hours, to the upper 80s to lower 90s during the day.
As we venture into Labor Day itself, the chances for rain will diminish to 20% or less and the temperatures will rise back into the middle 90s. Very humid days are likely as well for the next 7.