According to the National Weather Service, the question is not 'if' we'll be getting heavy rain across East Texas, it's a question of just how much will be filling the rain gauges.  Rain is expected to start falling across the area by late Thursday and then continue through a portion of Saturday.

Flash Flood Watches will be in effect beginning at Noon Friday across all of Deep East Texas and then continue through 6 p.m. Saturday for Angelina, Nacogdoches, Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties.  The watch will end at Noon Saturday for Trinity, Houston, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, and Newton counties.  As of Thursday evening, the forecast does not call for a big risk of severe weather.

NOAA

The National Weather Service is predicting rainfall amounts from 3-6 inches to be rather widespread across the eastern third of Texas.  A swath from Houston to near El Campo could experience over half a foot a rain over the next 36 hours.  According to the latest timing predictions, it looks like we'll get the heaviest rainfall amounts between 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, however, rain chances won't completely leave the forecast until late in the day Saturday.

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