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Rain predicted, hot and humid weather returns for weekend

by Logan Vaughan

UPDATE (as of 8 a.m.): The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Flash Flood Watch to include: Delta, Hopkins, Lamar, Rains and Van Zandt Counties. This extends through 4 p.m. central time this afternoon. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated higher amounts, are possible in areas that have already received significant rains.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected across the Hopkins County region through Thursday evening with isolated storms possible Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain with localized flooding will be primary hazards.

Hot, humid, and rain-free weather is expected this weekend through early next week, the NWS says.

Wednesday has likely showers and thunderstorms at a 70% chance, mainly before 11 a.m. Skies are mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Wednesday night has a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 a.m. Skies are mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Thursday has a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Skies are partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind are predicted at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Thursday night is partly cloudy, with a low around 77. 

Friday holds a 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Skies are mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South by southwest winds are predicted at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Friday night is mostly clear, with a low around 77. 

Flooding may occur in urban and poor drainage areas. Heavy rainfall may also cause flooding of creeks, streams, and rivers, especially where significant rain has already fallen. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor latest forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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