Here we go again, but then again it is spring time in East Texas. This is the time of the year when we expect storm systems to move through every three or four days, and so far this season, that trend has held up.
Flooding is a big concern throughout East Texas on this Wednesday thanks to the deluge of rain over the last 24 hours. Homes, businesses and lives have been interrupted with the onset of flooding in Rusk, Gregg, Panola and many other counties in East Texas. Temporary shelters have been opened up to provide relief for those affected along with a place to stay while the flood waters recede.
Overnight as much as 5 inches and more of rain fell upon the residents of East Texas. The commute into work this morning may be a tough one for many because a lot of roads - county roads and major roads - are under water this morning.
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.
The National Weather Service says locally heavy rainfall is expected over much of the state today and tonight with widespread rain resulting in one to near three inches of rainfall. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible.
Our weather partners at KLTV Channel 7 in Tyler say the rainfall will stay throughout the day, and to expect lower temperatures later in the week...