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HOUSTON — The threat of tornadoes touching down remains high across the Houston area.
1:59 p.m. A tornado warning for Fort Bend, Austin and Wharton counties has been extended until 2:30 p.m.
1: 53 p.m.A new tornado warning has been issued for Harris and Montgomery counties until 2:15 p.m.
Officials in Tomball are advising residents and schools to shelter-in-place, as a precaution.
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.
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At this time, there are no reports of significant storm damage.
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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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