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UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning For Harris County

A line of storms is moving through Houston, causing heavy rain, winds and lightning

Heavy rains move across Texas.

Tuesday’s flash flood watch is still in effect as rains move across southeast Texas and weather experts think this week’s storms could get pretty heavy.

According to the National Weather Service the line of thunderstorms is continuing to produce localized heavy rainfall leading to flooding of low lying areas and areas with poor drainage. The tornado watch is still in effect through 9 p.m. with hail and strong winds still possible. 

According to KHOU a ground stop has been issued at Bush Intercontinental Airport and several flight cancellations were reported at Hobby Airport due to severe weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Harris County, including some other parts of Texas and Louisiana until 9 p.m.

Meteorologist Josh Lichter, with the National Weather Service, anticipated there might be 1 to 3 inches of rain and maybe go up to 4 to 5 inches in some parts of southeast Texas. Those rainfall rates could cause some street flooding.

Lichter also recommended to monitor the levels of the bayous.

The Houston Fire Department (HFD) was taking extra precautions for the string of storms with the deployment of a high-water vehicle about a mile north of Brays Bayou.

Additionally, HFD said three other fire stations already have high-water vehicles.

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.
  • 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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