TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Heavy rain and the risk of flooding remain the primary concern this morning. Parts of East Texas since Tuesday afternoon have received between 2-6 inches of rain. As the rain continues to fall, we will see flooded roadways. Remember, turn around, don’t drown when you approach water of unknown depth.
The first pictures sent in of flooding was from Chandler on Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain in that area has brought a lot of water around this home. More reports like this are expected.
Areal Flood Advisory for Anderson & Henderson counties until 5 AM Wednesday. Radar and rain gauges reporting 2-4 inches with minor flooding expected. The threat could be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning.
Flash Flood Warning until 4 AM Wednesday for Angelina, Cherokee, & Nacogdoches counties. 1-3 inches of rain has fallen and potentially another 2-4 inches possible will result in flash flooding.
Flash Flood Warning extended until 5 AM Wednesday for Cherokee & Smith counties. Radar and rain gauges reporting 2-5 inches of rain since Tuesday. Flooding will only continue and get worse.
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Here’s a current look at the radar.
Excessive rainfall (1-2 inches or less) in under 2 hours could generate flooding problems overnight.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for ALL of East Texas until 7 AM Thursday.
The weather setup for this week is going to be responsible for multiple rounds of rain. A storm system in the American SW will slowly move towards the southern Rockies and will send several rounds of rain our way through this Friday.
Here are our latest rainfall projections through Friday. Please note that we estimate the heaviest rain to fall for our western and central counties (labeled in the orange) while our eastern counties will see lighter amounts in the yellow (still enough to cause flash flooding). Locally heavy amounts are possible depending on where the heaviest bands of rain end up.
With flash flooding expected over the next week we need to be careful on the roadways. It only takes a little bit of standing water on the roadways to lose control of your vehicle If you see standing water on the roadway do your a favor and turn around and don’t drown.