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HOUSTON — Strong storms moved through the Houston area on Friday, bringing with them tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties until 4:30 p.m.
So far, there are no reports of serious damage.
A Katy man tweeted video of a funnel cloud in Eagle Lake.
KHOU Reporter Brett Buffington spotted a dissipating funnel cloud in Wharton County.
At 12:25 p.m., a confirmed tornado touchdown occurred south of the Columbus airport near County Road 101 and 71, reports the National Weather Service.
Powerful winds tipped over a basketball goal in Spring near 2920 and Kuykendahl. There’s also water up to the curbs in that area.
KHOU viewer Eric Allen shot video of drivers trying to plow through high water in off 1960 in north Houston.
KHOU Reporter Jessica Borg reports flooded roads in the Tomball area.
Several school districts issued shelter-in-place advisories, but all were lifted after the storms pushed through.
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The primary hazard as these storms push through Southeast Texas Friday into Saturday morning will be damaging winds, large hail and an isolated tornado. Heavy rain is also likely in areas.
Most 24-hour rain totals should be between 1 to 3 inches with isolated amounts up to 4. If that happens in a quick period of time there could be a few high water spots by late tonight or early tomorrow morning. View the complete weather timeline at the bottom of this article.
KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says our chance for rain and thunderstorms ramps up late Friday and again early Saturday morning thanks to a weak front pushing through Texas.
Chita says most areas will see up an inch of rain, but isolated downpours could get up to four inches.
If you’re out late, watch out for street ponding.
Here are the details…
FRIDAY PM – Afternoon storms possible. Rain lets up for the evening hours before moving back in for the overnight hours.
SATURDAY AM – 50 percent rain chance in the early-morning hours until about lunchtime. Low-70s. Thunderstorms possible. 24-hour rainfall totals could be up to four inches in some areas, which means some street flooding is not out of the question Friday into Saturday.
SATURDAY PM – Rain chance drops after the early afternoon, partly cloudy. Low to mid-80s.
SUNDAY – Very slight rain chance in the morning, partly cloudy. High temps near 90 degrees. A little sunshine possible.
NEXT WEEK – Slight rain chance Monday before more widespread showers and storsm return Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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