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The Houston Area Could Have A Wet Week Ahead

Forecasters are watching a possible tropical system that could impact the Texas Gulf Coast. We talked to the Harris County Flood Control District to see what they’re expecting.

Right now the Flood Control District is keeping an eye on its gauges along local bayous, but meteorologist Jeff Lindner said their big concern with this weather system is mainly street flooding, especially if there’s two to three inches of rain over a brief period.

As for what they’re expecting in the days to come, Lindner said they’re also keeping a close eye on the Gulf of Mexico.

“And it looks like the potential for some type of tropical system to form and move generally toward the Texas coast is increasing,” explained Lindner. “And so we need people to make sure they are monitoring the weather at least once a day this week and staying up to date on what’s happening.”

Lindner said strong upper-level winds in the Gulf could minimize that system’s intensity but the region could still see a lot of wet weather.

“And as we’ve seen in the past with disorganized tropical systems their main threat tends to be heavy rainfall and flooding,” added Lindner. “And so that is the aspect we’re going to have to be paying very close attention to as we get into the end of the week.”

Area residents can monitor rainfall on local bayous on the Flood Control District’s website. There’s also information on street flooding on the Houston Transtar website.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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