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Flash Flood Warning For Harris County And Others Until Thursday Morning

Flash flood watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning

Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of a cold front. Tonight through Thursday morning appears to be the main window for this activity with stronger storms capable of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Texas, including the following counties, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Liberty.

The warning extends from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning

A band of showers and thunderstorms will slowly expand southeastward into the watch area Wednesday morning. In addition the band may slow as it moves into the watch area with individual storms moving northeast through the band. Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches should be common with isolated bands of 4 to 5 inches. The most intense rainfall should occur Wednesday after noon through midnight.

With the heavy rainfall expect area small creeks and bayous to rise and anyone living near these creeks and bayous is advised to monitor the weather closely Wednesday.

The City of Houston Office of Emergency  Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather and give Houstonians the following recommendations. 

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Do not drive through flooded areas.  If you come upon a flooded roadway, do not enter it. turn around. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out, get to a higher place and call 911.
  • Monitor official sources for current conditions, such as:
  • Monitor stream, bayou, and creek conditions: Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rise on creeks and bayous. 
  • Avoid traveling during periods of heavy rain: Rain can keep you from seeing the road ahead of you, and can result in dangerous accidents.

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