East Texans will be waking up to more severe weather Wednesday, after severe thunderstorms traveled across East Texas on Tuesday and remain in the forecast through the end of the week. 

KYTX CBS19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams said this week's storms, on top of the downpour Tuesday, could bring the heaviest rain the area has seen in more than a year. 

Adams said Tuesday's storms were just the beginning of the weeklong weather event. The heaviest period of rainfall this week is set to begin early Wednesday

"Flooding is a possibility. Even curbside flooding is possible with what fell Tuesday," Adams said.

Beginning late Tuesday morning, most of East Texas was under a thunderstorm warning and most counties in the region went in and out of tornado watches and warnings. Van Zandt and Henderson Counties saw the most severe weather, with a rotation spotted via radar in the early afternoon. 

"We saw some wind damage in Henderson County around Malakoff," Adams said. 

No injuries were reported from the wind damage. 

Adams said by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tyler and Longview had received more than 1 inch of rain and Cass County has seen more than 3 inches. He added that 5 to 6 inches were expected to fall overnight Tuesday. 

The Department of Public Safety worked nine wrecks in Smith County by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Trooper Jean Dark. While no roads had been closed, Dark said any road can be dangerous with as much rainfall as the area is seeing.

DPS is urging drivers not to attempt to cross any roads that have been flooded.

Further south, East Texans in Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Center are expected to receive anywhere from 7 to 10 inches Wednesday. The rain is expected to continue through Saturday.

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-Augusta Robinson contributed to this report

 

 
 

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