Rains continue tonight, but weather not likely to impact Halloween plans

Rain soaked Tyler for a second straight weekend. A car heads south on Broadway Ave. in Tyler during heavy rain Friday afternoon Oct. 23, 2015. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Another bout of heavy rain battered East Texas Friday night, looking to dash Halloween plans.

"We're looking at moderate to heavy rain," KYTX Meteorologist Doc Deason said. "There's a good amount of rain headed for Wood County and the northern half of Smith in a couple more hours."

Deason said residents might see a brief respite in the rain until after 10 p.m. this evening, when it will pick back up.

"We'll be looking at 1 to 3 inches across the area (this weekend)," he said. "We'll see heavier totals as you get south of Tyler and Longview."

KYTX was reporting .42 inches in Smith County by 4 p.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service reports Tyler has seen 7.55 inches of rain in October at their reporting station through Oct. 29, an increase of 3.01 inches over what is considered normal during the same time frame.

The heaviest rainfall came during a 24-hour period on Oct. 23 and 24, when 5.71 inches drenched the city.

In Henderson County a flooded roadway prompted concerns that a levee on the Trinity River may have breached. The Henderson County Sheriff's Office deputies determined the roadway was flooded, but found no breach.

The forecast for Saturday is a bit more optimistic. Deason said residents shouldn't cancel their Halloween plans just yet.

"There will probably be some showers in the area, but it will be on the wane by the time they get started," he said.

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Cory is a multimedia journalist and member of the Education Writers Association, Criminal Justice Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has appeared on The Murder Tapes, Crime Watch Daily and Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery.

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