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Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until Friday, Severe Weather Forecast

A flash flood watch is in effect until Friday evening for all of Southeast Texas as more severe weather is expected to hit rain weary areas, the National Weather Service says.

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A flash flood watch is in effect until Friday evening for all of Southeast Texas as more severe weather is expected to hit rain weary areas, the National Weather Service says.

The news comes as the first official day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway. 

Heavy rainfall from last week left many areas under high water across the Houston region, leading to evacuations, rescues, road closures and school cancelations. At least six flood-related deaths were reported across Texas. 

As of Wednesday, numerous river flood warnings remained in effect. The most severe flooding was occurring in Fort Bend County where the Brazos River was cresting at record-breaking levels. In Harris County, the San Jacinto River in Kingwood on Wednesday had finally fallen below major flood stage. Over the weekend an overflowing Spring Creek left many roads and structures under water in Montgomery County. 

NWS Graphic
Flash Flood Watch In Effect

The NWS forecast says heavy rains will be developing Wednesday with slow moving storms:

“Rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour will be possible but the storms are not expected slow down and cluster up. An upper level low pressure system will move closer to the region leading to stronger winds in the lower atmosphere and increasing the threat of more intense rainfall rates early Thursday morning through Thursday night. Clusters of storms may be more likely on Thursday and Friday and hence a greater threat for more widespread flash flooding. Localized rainfall totals of 3 to 7 inches may be possible Thursday.”

On Wednesday afternoon Houston Transtar still reported more than 25 high-water locations from rainfall over the weekend.

As rain returns to the area, residents are asked to be vigilant about monitoring conditions and to stock up on emergency supplies.

Weather Resources: 

Traffic & High Water LocationsHouston TranStar

Bayous & Creeks: Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County

Preparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.org

Monitor river conditions: Harris County Flood Warning SystemNational Weather Service 

Report street flooding, debris: houston311.org

FEMA assistance:  houstonrecovers.org

Shelters: Call (713) 526-8300 or visit redcross.org

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