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East Texas is once again at risk of flash flooding

Recurring storms dumped more than a foot of rain across much of Deep East Texas on Sunday evening. Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for many counties in East and Southeast Texas, including Trinity, Polk and Tyler.

The Pineywoods could use a few weeks of drying out. Unfortunately, the opposite is to be expected.

East Texas Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for all of Deep East Texas. This watch begins at 1 a.m. Thursday and lasts until 7 p.m. Thursday. Monitoring includes Angelina, Nacogdoches and all surrounding counties.

Storm prospects Wednesday night/Thursday

A widespread area of ​​showers and thunderstorms developed Wednesday evening and is slowly moving across portions of the Brazos Valley. 15 cm of rain was reported in areas around Mexia and Groesbeck.

Shortly before 9 p.m., heavy rain and quarter-sized hail were reported near Lovelady. As a result, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for portions of Trinity and Houston counties. This system will be implemented in Angelina County later tonight.

This storm system is expected to move east into the Pineywoods overnight. Severe storms with hail and damaging winds are possible, but the main threat is heavy rainfall over saturated ground, which could lead to flooding.

If you live in an area prone to flooding, please plan to safely get to higher ground if necessary.

The threat of rain in East Texas continues through Friday

The rain forecast for East Texas continues through Friday. Most weather computer models show 2 to 5 inches of rain falling during this period. However, some others believe that this sum is much higher.

Some of these storms could become severe (hail/wind/tornado), but again flooding is likely to be the main threat. Listen to our station for weather alerts and download our free station app to send weather alerts to your smartphone.

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