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Houston Forecast: Potential Heavy Rain Tuesday Night Through Independence Day

Severe thunderstorms could wash out some Independence Day celebrations across the Houston region

According to the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are possible tonight through Wednesday evening as an upper-level disturbance passes over Southeast Texas.
The primary threats will be frequent lightning, gusty winds 30-40 mph with the stronger storms, and locally heavy rainfall.
Rainfall totals will be 1-3″ with locally heavier amounts in excess of 4-5″ possible through Wednesday night.
Thunderstorm activity will end Wednesday evening through Wednesday night from east to west. Confidence for timing the end of thunderstorm activity is low.
Due to the severe thunderstorms, Tomball called off its entire celebration and fireworks, while Katy has canceled its festival and daytime events, but will still host fireworks.

The City of Houston's Freedom Over Texas is also still going forward.

In Sugar Land, the Skeeters baseball team is sponsoring the city's celebration. They say the ticketed event will happen rain or shine, but people will be removed from the field onto the concourse in the event of severe downpours and lightning.

Other suburbs including The Woodlands, Missouri City, Kingwood, Pearland, and Galveston say they're monitoring weather conditions, but right now all events are still scheduled.

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Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

News Director

Laurie Johnson-Ramirez leads news coverage for Houston Public Media across broadcast and digital platforms. Ramirez is a native Houstonian who started her career at Houston Public Media in 2002. Before becoming News Director, Ramirez held the position of Executive Producer for Daily News, leading daily and breaking news coverage, helping...

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