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Rain continued to fall over Houston and across patches of southeast Texas Saturday morning as streets remained flooded in various parts of the Bayou City, leftover from the worst of Friday’s storms.
Showers were expected to let up over Harris County as rain moved northeast, though officials warned of high-water areas in more than 20 locations early Saturday.
Parts of Harris County saw more than 6 inches of rain Friday through Saturday morning, though most of the county experienced 4 to 5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Galveston and Fort Bend County’s rainfall amounted to 3 to 6 inches in most areas.
Areas with high water early Saturday included State Highway 288 southbound at the South Loop and, in northwest Harris County, FM 2920 in both directions at Park Road, according to Houston TranStar.
Friday marked Houston’s wettest day since Hurricane Harvey and one of its wettest December days on record, meteorologist Matt Lanza said.
Residents near the west fork of the San Jacinto River — particularly in Belleau Woods, Forest Cove, Northshore and Rivercrest — were expected to receive the worst flooding, with some cut off for four to five days, said Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District.
RIVER FLOODING: Officials warn residents along parts of San Jacinto River
Houston officially recorded 4.31 inches of rain Friday, Lanza wrote on his Space City Weather blog, adding that light rain or drizzle could continue here after the final batch of showers passes through Saturday morning.
A handful of bayous and creeks overflowed their banks overnight, according to Lanza, including Armand, Greens, Halls and Keegans bayous. Those were receding by 6 a.m., with some other waterways reaching high levels but not expected to overflow.
Overnight, emergency personnel responded to reports of high water and flooded cars, but did not report any flooding-caused fatalities.