Severe Weather Alert: Flood threat Thursday

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The cold front has arrived, and the rain is just beginning. We have another 12 left with the worse to come. Thursday is a Storm Team severe weather alert day.

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Temperatures now are cold and the rain continues to fall.


Despite the colder weather at the surface, we have warmer air from the upper low moving in and generating widespread rain on Thursday.

Because this upper low is moving slowly, we have the threat of flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch in effect for all counties except Sabine, San Augustine, & Shelby counties. Read more about the weather alerts here.

Here is a look at Futurecast. Rain will already be occurring Thursday morning. The heaviest to increase for the midday to the afternoon hours. In the afternoon for Deep East Texas, there is a small chance for a severe storm (higher threat in Louisiana). Rain ends middle to late evening.

Here is a look at our KETK model depicting potential rain amounts.

It seems like a good bet that most of us receive 3-5 inches of rain (especially west of HWY 259 & 271). We are in need of this rainfall, but too much in a short period of time will lead to flooding concerns in our area.

Stay tuned to the Storm Team for more updates. To see the latest forecast, click here.

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