TYLER, Texas — If you have had enough of the hot and dry weather in East Texas, we do have a little bit of good news for you. Chances for showers will return and temperatures should drop a few degrees as we head into the weekend. Rain chances will start Friday afternoon and stick around into Sunday. Not everyone will see measurable rainfall, but everyone will have a decent shot over the next 72 hours.
Even with possible rain this weekend, chances for meaningful rainfall in the forecast are slim, which means additional burn bans could be added. This looks even more likely now that most of East Texas has been declared to be under abnormally dry conditions. Parts of the region are even under a moderate drought. We have full details on the drought conditions in the story below.
Any chance at rainfall should go away as we head into tonight. Temps will fall to the mid to upper 70s, and conditions will remain warm and humid. Skies should be mostly clear overnight.
Friday & The Weekend:
The weather pattern starts to change a little bit for Friday and the weekend, with rain chances going up and temps falling just a little bit. Expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies for Friday with a 20% chance for some showers or a storm. This rain chance jumps to 30% for Saturday with partly cloudy skies, then back down to 20% for Sunday with more partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.
Temps during this period will still be rather warm. Expect mid-90s to continue from Friday all the way through the weekend.
Early Next Week:
Mostly sunny skies and hot/dry weather is expected as we head into next Monday. Expect temps to remain in the mid to upper 90s as well.
Rain chances move back in as we head toward Tuesday and Wednesday, but they won't amount to much. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies each day, with just a 20% chance for a few showers or a storm. Temps will stick around the mid to upper 90s.
Our hot weather just keeps continuing East Texas! Staying cool remains a priority!
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