Last week, I posted a story about the weather outlook for East Texas over the next 7 days. At that time, the National Weather Service was warning folks in the Pineywoods that up to a half-foot of rain could fall from the next storm system.

They were somewhat low on their forecast.

Numerous Downpours Cause Flooding in East Texas

Heavy rain trained across many East Texas counties which led to many reports of water covering roadways. The Lufkin Police Department shared the video above showing traffic slowly wading through door-deep water on Loop 287 under the Tulane Bridge.

Lufkin PD
Lufkin PD

Meanwhile, this contributed photo shows water racing over Bartmess Drive near FM 58 in Lufkin. Both of these flooding issues occurred with the passing of several thunderstorms on Tuesday evening.

More Rain Coming?

We need some time to dry out, but the rain chances will jump back up to 70% on Friday night. However, less than half an inch of rain is expected to fall with this next system.

Once we get past Friday night, forecasters expect East Texas to get plenty of sun and near-normal temperatures from Saturday through at least Wednesday.

Crazy Rain Totals

I took a look at the rainfall totals from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning for numerous weather reporting stations across East Texas. Anywhere from 7 to 9 inches of rain seemed to be rather common totals.

Zavalla topped the list with nearly a foot of rain falling over the southern end of Angelina County.

Rainfall Totals

  • Alto - 8.57
  • Center - 9.72
  • Chester - 8.27
  • Corrigan - 8.97
  • Crockett - 8.34
  • Diboll - 9.85
  • Groveton (Crecy) - 9.20
  • Hudson (Penn Bonner Road) - 7.97
  • Hudson (Old Bonner Road) - 9.23
  • Huntington - 9.17
  • Jasper - 6.10
  • Lake Livingston - 9.81
  • Lufkin (Brookhollow) - 9.73
  • Lufkin (Tulane Drive) - 5.72
  • Lufkin (Highway 103 East) - 8.26
  • Melrose - 2.94
  • Mt. Enterprise - 9.94
  • Nacogdoches (Downtown) - 7.22
  • Nacogdoches (Central Heights) - 6.97
  • Newton - 5.33
  • Pollok (Clawson) - 8.06
  • Pollok (Highway 7) - 8.31
  • San Augustine - 9.52
  • Timpson - 7.62
  • Woodville - 7.63
  • Zavalla - 11.13

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