In 2015 and 2016 in Deep East Texas, rainfall amounts in May were well above normal, but as soon as June came around, the rain slowed to a trickle. In 2017, we have had another wet May and it looks like the first few days of June could bring downpours across the Pineywoods.
Severe storms raced across a number of Deep East Texas counties Wednesday evening. Over the course of the night, severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued for Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Shelby, and Panola counties.
Hopefully, the scene from above won't be something that we see around Deep East Texas throughout the day and evening on Tuesday, but severe storms are expected, especially in those areas just south of Lufkin and extending towards Houston and Beaumont.