Tornado warning issued for Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria counties

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HOUSTON – A strong line of thunderstorms is moving toward the Houston area Friday night.

A tornado warning is in effect issued Harris, Brazoria and Fort Bend counties until 2:15  A.M.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for most of southeast Texas until 1 p.m. Saturday. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued of most of southeast Texas until 3 a.m. Saturday. A flood warning was issued for Burleson County from Saturday morning to late Saturday night, or until the warning is canceled.

The storms are beginning to organize into a linear structure with pronounced southeasterly motion.

RADAR: Track storms moving through Houston area

The system is expected to track through southeast Texas overnight.

The next round of thunderstorms is expected to hit northwest counties around 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and move into the metro Houston area around midnight.

Read more about the latest weather alerts here.

Intense rainfall rates are expected with the storms, likely causing flash flooding. The system has produced several flash flood watches and some tornado warnings as it moved through central Texas.

The storms will be capable of localized flooding even outside the watch zones.

A significant weather advisory was issued for south-central Colorado, west-central Wharton and central Jackson counties until 11:45 p.m. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible.

The storms are moving fast and shouldn’t linger over one location for a long period of time.

The potential for strong, damaging winds remains high. Large hail and an isolated tornado or two are also in play through the night as the core of the storm moves through.

Most of the rain and thunderstorms are expected to dissipate late Saturday morning.

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