A Flash Flood Watch continues across all of East Texas until 7 am on Thursday.  Numerous showers and thunderstorms continue to develop and move across the Highway 59 and Highway 69 corridors tonight.  In fact, a Flash Flood Warning is in effect for all of Cherokee and Smith Counties until 12:15 tonight.  Residents in Tyler, Whitehouse, Jacksonville, Rusk as well as Alto should be on the look out for the possibility of heavy rain and localized flooding, especially around streams and creeks.


Severe weather also continues to be a threat across the Pineywoods.  Earlier this evening, a line of severe storms to our southwest produced tornado warnings for areas around Schulenburg and La Grange.  Those cells have continued to produce severe weather as they have move across the Houston Metroplex.  Four to seven inches of overnight rain is possible in some areas around Houston, especially to the south of the of I-10.

Even though the threat of severe weather is supposed to diminish as we get later into the night, periods of heavy rain are expected to continue.  Given the saturated nature of the ground, flash flooding could occur throughout some areas of Deep East Texas overnight.  Meteorologists are predicting that we could be in for another round of heavy rainfall on Wednesday.  Scattered areas of severe weather could also occur.  The main threats from the strongest storms will be the heavy downpours, frequent lightning, hail, and a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

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