Rain chances increase again Thursday, Fall cold front Friday

Weather Talk

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Texas will experience a fairly active stretch of weather for the next few days, eventually leading to a return of Fall weather just in time for the Texas Rose Parade in Tyler on Saturday.

Through Wednesday, the best chances of rain will be west of HWY 259 and especially west of HWY 69.

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Overall Rain Chances

They are not great for East Texas. If you are west of Highway 259, you will have the best chance of receiving the most rain, and even that is not expected to be much. One to two inches of rain possible for this region, while those closer to the Louisiana border could see little to nothing.

Weather Setup

Looking big picture, our main features are: a ridge of high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico, and an Eastern Pacific tropical system (Pamela). These two features will work together to increase rain chances across the state of Texas but keep the rain minimal for East Texas & especially near the Texas/Louisiana border.

Here is a look at Pamela. This is forecasted to become a major hurricane before making landfall in Mexico. It will spread moisture toward Texas by mid-week, leading to the risk of heavy rain and flooding for regions near and west of I-35.

Based on Pamela’s track, the heaviest rainfall sets up near I-35 and just west. Here is a look at possible rain amounts.

After these rain chances, colder air moves in Friday night into the weekend. Fall weather will return to East Texas. Look for highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s by Sunday morning.

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