More rain expected to hit ETexas area

Published on Monday, 12 May 2014 23:14 - Written by Kenneth Dean, kdean@tylerpaper.com

A cold front stretching across the region is expected to continue bringing soggy conditions to the area, with meteorologist expecting possibly more than 5 inches of rain during the next several days for some locations. 

John Adams, KYTX CBS19 chief meteorologist, said the cold front is expected to drop temperatures some 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the normal for this time for the year.

Adams said the area is about 6 inches below normal for this time of year in rainfall, but this event could rectify that deficit.

The area was under a flash flood watch late Monday, and Adams said severe weather could not be ruled out.

“We are in an area where there is a slight risk for some damaging winds and hail, but we do not expect any tornadoes,” he said.

Law enforcement reminded motorists to not drive through flooded roadways, but instead to turn around and don’t drown.

Several key locations in Tyler to be aware of possible high water are the Bow Street underpass by City Hall, East Erwin Street, Glenwood Avenue near Loggins restaurant and several other locations.