POSTED: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 4:54pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 5:20pm
KETK (Tyler, TX) —
NowCast: Wednesday Evening through Overnight:
Cloud cover will continue to increase across East Texas as we go into the evening and overnight hours. There will be just a slight chance of rain before midnight. The better rain chances will be for Thursday through Saturday.
Thursday’s rain chances feature some scattered showers. This image below is the Global Forecast System 6 hour precipitation model for 12PM on Thursday as well as the Texas Tech Weather Research & Forecasting model depicting where showers could be at Noon Thursday. I do not believe that Thursday will be a total washout, but some areas will see the rain, and others will not. Everyone will see a mix of sun and cloud cover as the day progresses. It will be warm and muggy as well. Most of our area should see highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s.
Thursday Night into Friday: Arctic Blast #2:
Showers will increase overnight Thursday into Friday as another strong cold front will move through East Texas Friday morning for northern counties and by mid-afternoon for our southern counties.
With this, rain will become heavier with embedded thunderstorms as well. Rainfall totals just through Friday night should amount between 0.50 inches through 1.75 inches with locally higher amounts possible.
High temperatures will be reached during the morning hours and will tumble as we go through the afternoon. A strong North wind between 10-20 mph will make Friday Night Football games absolutely cold.
Saturday - Sunday:
There will be a few more scattered showers during the day on Saturday. Deep East Texas will have the better chance of seeing the rain, but cannot rule it out in other areas as well. Regardless, it will be a mainly cloudy day with highs struggling to make it to the 50s for Saturday.
Saturday night, high pressure will set up in the Midwest and temperatures will be near freezing by Sunday morning. This cold air sticks around during Sunday but we do get to see the sunshine. Cloud cover returns late Sunday evening and rain returns to start out your Monday.
An area of low pressure coming up out of the Pacific Ocean will move into East Texas during the day on Monday. This will increase rain chances and it will be a very cold rain. Rain continues into early Tuesday morning and then we FINALLY will dry out just in time for travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Temperatures behind this cold front will be well below normal, and in fact, much of the United States will likely be below normal, as stated by the Climate Prediction Center.
This will be a November to remember for East Texas.