Hazardous Weather Outlook in East Texas This Weekend: Watch for Flash Flooding
According to the National Weather Service, there will be hazardous weather in East Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma this weekend as it appears we may experience the aftermath of Tropical Depression Harvey, which is now being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.
It could get ugly for gulf coast cities like Galveston, Mansfield, Houston, Lake Charles and New Orleans - and are all now on Hurricane Watch according to The Weather Channel.
While we probably won't see hurricanes a little more north in Dallas and the Tyler area, NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook for Thursday through Tuesday. The release says:
Thunderstorms will continue to shift well south of I-20 for Thursday, but begin to lift back northward on Friday. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Harvey will continue to strengthen and make landfall along the Texas Coastal Bend by Friday night. Harvey is
modeled to move northeastward into East Texas and South Louisiana this weekend into next week.
Definitely expect some rain.
At this time, rainfall amounts of six to ten inches are expected across portions of Deep East Texas and adjacent Central Louisiana, with isolated higher amounts possible.
Be aware of flash flooding when you drive this weekend!