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System Moving East Expected To Bring Strong Winds To Houston Tuesday

There is a slight possibility of a tornado and street flooding.

National Weather Service Radar on Tuesday morning.
National Weather Service Radar on Tuesday morning.

A storm system is moving toward the Houston area from San Antonio, bringing rain and strong winds.

As you are driving in to work this morning, you are already seeing some rain in parts of the Houston area. But the system is not expected to arrive here before noon.

“Right now the biggest things that folks should be concerned about are high winds and possibly a tornado,” says Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “But any time you start seeing some downpours, our grounds are pretty saturated from about three weeks of periodic rains, so the potential for high water locations exists.”

Sanchez says residents should monitor the forecast throughout the day.

Michael Walter with the city of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management says flooding is not so much a concern in Houston.

 “The rainfall rates we’ve seen out of these storms have the potential to create some street flooding, but it’s not going to be like the storms that we’ve seen the last couple of times,” Walter says. “Really our main threat today is going to be those damaging winds, bringing down trees, bringing down power lines.”

Walter asks residents to call 311 to report any weather-related incidents.

More information:

Weather and Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Forecast Office

Local Road Conditions: Houston TranStar

State Road Conditions: Texas Department of Transportation

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