It has been a rather dry year for East Texas.  According to the National Weather Service data from the Angelina County Airport, we are about 6.5 inches below our normal total of 19.7 inches of rainfall for this time of the year.

There is the possibility that we could make up all that deficit in the next two days.

The cold front that passed through Deep East Texas late Saturday night has now stalled just off the Texas coastline and will begin to meander northward as a warm front.  That will team up with several systems moving in from our west to produce heavy rainfall over a large portion of central and east Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for a large portion of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This Flood Watch will go into effect Tuesday, May 24 at 7 a.m. and continue for 48 hours until Thursday, May 26 at 7 a.m.

The counties in Deep East Texas that are included in this watch include:

  • Angelina
  • Nacogdoches
  • Cherokee
  • Rusk
  • Panola
  • Shelby
  • Sabine
  • San Augustine

Three to six inches of rain is expected to fall across portions of the Brazos Valley, East Texas, and the ArkLaTex. Some areas could receive more. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, you should be ready to take action should flooding situations develop.

Severe weather, mainly in the forms of small hail and damaging straight-line winds, could also be a threat during some of these storms.

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