Tornado Warning For Galveston, Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Houston

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Monday as showers and thunderstorms moved across the region.

Advisory areas

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Galveston until 12.30 p.m. on Monday, as well as a flash flood watch for Houston until 1 p.m., as showers and thunderstorms moved across the region.

The locations included in the tornado watch include Galveston Island West End, Galveston Causeway, Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Galveston Pier 21, Bayou Vista, Tiki Island, Pelican Island, Schlitterbahn, Scholes Field, The Strand, Offatts Bayou, Galveston Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens.

The NWS said isolated strong to severe cells were possible Monday morning with gusty winds and small hail being the main threat.

"Localized heavy rain is likely, especially closer to the coast. Observed rainfall rates of 1 inch every 15 minutes has been observed this morning in Houston," the NWS reported. "Radar estimates 5 to 10 inches of rain has fallen just off the beaches overnight along a surface boundary. This boundary has edged further northward and will continue to serve as a focus for the higher totals."

The rain is expected to begin tapering off later Monday afternoon and evening as the upper level disturbance moves east of the area, according to the NWS.

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