Heavy Rain + Strong Storms Expected In East Texas On Tuesday
A pretty strong low pressure system and cold front will be moving through East Texas early Tuesday that has the potential of producing a lot of rain that could lead to some flash flooding. Rainfall totals, according to Mark Scirto at KLTV 7, could average anywhere between 2 and 3.5 inches with some areas receiving more. With that much rain in a short amount of time, flash flooding could occur in East Texas. The most important thing to remember when driving is if you can't see the road, turn around don't drown. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to float your vehicle off the road.
Some pretty strong winds will be associated with the passage of this front too. Wind speed could reach and top out at around 40 m.p.h. (especially in and around the thunderstorms) but will average around 15 to 20 m.p.h. behind the front. The rain will linger around most of the day with temperatures hanging out in the mid 50's.
In the case of severe weather we will keep you updated with reports from the StormTracker 7 Weather Center and in the extreme case of a tornado warning, we will suspend our normal programming and give you the latest on the weather conditions from KLTV 7 live.