The heavier rain has pretty well left the deep east Texas and northwest Louisiana area after the system brought a good rain event overnight.
Reports are the larger amounts of rain and storm activity stayed south of us, as the National Weather Service is saying an estimated four to five inches fell over portions of Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties overnight. The weather service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Angelina, Nacogdoches and San Augustine Counties around 1 this morning, which expired at 3 a.m. Authorities in San Augustine County say County Road 1992, about six miles north northwest of Broaddus was closed just before 3 due to water over the road. There are also reports of high water overnight on Hwy. 69 in Huntington in Angelina County.
Jim Forbes reports 3.88 inches in Center overnight, while James Greer had 3.77 inches north of Center on Hwy. 96.
Our rain chances are still good up until around noon at 80 percent, and 40 percent this evening. Sun is expected to return this weekend and temps go back up, with a slight chance of scattered showers.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department reported earlier a tree was down on Hwy. 7 west near FM 711, and another on FM 1970 south of Timpson. The roadway was blocked while crews removed debris.
Also, an 18-wheeler accident occurred around 10:30 last night on Hwy. 59 south of Tenaha, when it’s reported the truck, carrying pipe, overturned about two miles out, and lost its load in the ditch. The sheriff’s department is reporting the roadway was partially blocked. Both occupants of the tractor trailer were reported to have been transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.