The NWS feels that there is potential for some severe weather for us here in the Northeast and Deep East Texas area for Saturday evening as a fairly strong Front develops and follows close on the heels of a disturbance due tonight to our North that will allow the stronger one to drop into our area. The graphic below shows we are in the Slight risk zone with most of the potential is in mid Arkansas and Louisiana. Please keep that in mind if you have plans to travel to our North and East.Today, the clouds should move out and bring us a least a brief period of sunshine by mid to late morning. By late evening we will see a return of the clouds and our winds shifting from the South to our NNW at 10-15MPH. I do anticipate the NWS to issue a wind advisory. Here we should not see much more than a few drops of rain tonight. Our temps with the Sun should reach the 70's.
Saturday, a stronger front will drop in with strong Northwest winds of 20-25 mph with 60% chance of some rain. Our temperatures will fluctuate during the week from 70's to 60's to 50's for highs even with the Sun shining bright over the next week. NO freezing temps are anticipated even though we could see some upper 30's a couple of nights.
At the Chamber banquet last evening I was ask about the rain fall on Wednesday and the flooding. Here is what I know and have had reported to me:
- Several County roads and low water crossings in both the North and South parts of SA County have experienced minor flooding. The good news is that with the tapering off of the rain yesterday, those issues have improved. Still lots of farm and ranch land is in minor flooding as the Attoyac and Ayish Bayou areas are out of their banks.
- Norman Neel reports that he had 3.56 inches in his KTXSANAU10 weather station and that is what created the problem on CR201 and Ironosa Road. Norman is located North of 711 and on just off FM 3017.
- Geoff Reeder is about a mile from Norman. His station is KTXSANAU9
- Here in San Augustine I watched the heavier rain split and form to our North and South parts of SA County. My station KTXSANAU6 only captured 1.64 inches Wednesday.
- We have a new station just coming on the air. KTXGOODW2. is located just North of hwy 103 and 1277 in the Goodwin, Texas area on Swanson Hill. They put 3.13 inches in the gauge.
- The Broaddus, Texas station KTXBROAD2 had 3.47 inches during the period. It's located just South of Broaddus and on lake Sam Rayburn.
- Though not in SA County, KTXNACOG19 it is located in the Chireno, Texas area just South of 103 on the North end of Sam Rayburn where it posted 3.8 inches.
- It will be interesting to see what our January totals come in at at the end of the month.
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Be sure to stay tuned to your favorite weather sources for weather updates as our weather will be rapidly changing this weekend.