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A better coverage of showers and thunderstorms will begin tomorrow with the best coverage of rain around Thursday and Friday. Some locally heavy rains will be possible with gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes in the heavier cells. Withe more clouds, temperatures will be a little cooler for afternoon highs.
Rain leads to accidents in Southeast Texas
The rain led to a crash that shut down a busy highway in Port Arthur for much of the day.
Police say the driver of an 18 wheeler lost control at about noon in the 2900 block of Highway 73 east near the entrance ramp to Highway 69.
The flat bed was carrying a large container. It rolled over and several cars were caught up in the crash .
Two people were hurt and taken by ambulance to a hospital. KFDM News is checking on their conditions.
And in Beaumont investigators say the rain caused a driver to lose control of his SUV on the Eastex Freeway near Lawrence Drive.
The SUV hydronplaned at about 8 a.m. slid off the highway and overturned in the median between the service road and the freeway.
The driver wasn't hurt.
His wife wrote on our KFDM News Facebook page that her husband's vehicle hydroplaned when he veered to the right to avoid another driver who had slammed on his brakes in the rain.