Friday Downpours Could Bring Up to 3 Inches of Rain to East Texas
Almost every county in Deep East Texas is under a burn ban (San Augustine is the only exception). If the current weather forecast holds true, some of those burn bans may be dropped before too long.
A slow-moving system is expected to dump some needed precipitation across the Pineywoods throughout the day and night on Friday. The rain chances are expected to rise throughout the afternoon and evening hours. Many areas across Deep East Texas should see 1-2 inches of rainfall by the time Saturday arrives, however, some isolated amounts could top 3 inches.
Obviously, the rain is needed, but this will probably pose some issues for high school football games set for Friday night. A number of East Texas area games were moved to Thursday night. It will be interesting to see if some school districts make a last-minute decision to try and move games to Saturday.
Heavy rainfall will be the biggest threat from the showers and storms on Friday, however, severe storms can't entirely be ruled out. The biggest threat of hail and/or tornadoes will be in the coastal areas of Texas, mainly confined to Victoria and Corpus Christi areas. Still, be wary of changing weather conditions in East Texas, and download the KICKS app for weather alerts to be sent to your smartphone.
There will still be a chance of some lingering rain chances on Saturday morning, but partial clearing and breezy conditions are expected by Saturday afternoon. That's great news for the homecoming football game for Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Axe 'em, Jacks!!