More storms expected late Thursday into Friday morning across Greater Houston

There were several reports of ping pong ball sized hail in West Houston, specifically in the Katy and Cinco Ranch area, late Wednesday. 


Rainfall in Houston.

More bad weather is expected across the Houston-area Thursday after a warm-up round of storms brought severe weather into the area Wednesday night.

There were several reports of ping pong ball-sized hail in west Houston, specifically in the Katy and Cinco Ranch areas late Wednesday.

Precipitation will likely pick up again later Thursday at some point, but most, if any flooding concerns will likely be restricted to areas north of Houston during the day. The greatest risk of flooding Thursday night will come from a fresh round of storms in south Houston, closer to the coast.

Janice Maldonado is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"Since we have different disturbances that will continue to move forward into our area, that will increase the precipitation chances,” Maldonado said. “So the event chances will be eased into the evening and overnight hours. We are expecting an additional rainfall amounts between two to three inches today into early Saturday morning."

Maldonado said creeks and bayous around the city and Harris County are holding up well for now after Wednesday night's storm. The risk for any severe weather is low moving forward, but flooding concerns will vary, depending on rainfall in a specific area, in a short amount of time.

"The overnight period will be the time where we may have some kind of minor flooding risks,” Maldonado said. “I will say minor because it also depends on where the highest axis of indication will be which right now the certainty isn’t high."

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