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HOUSTON – After heavy rain and severe storms, another stretch of intense weather is on the way. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 1 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Here is what you need to know about upcoming severe weather and heavy rain impacting Southeast Texas through Saturday:
Morning weather will be warm and humid but rather uneventful. It is a good idea to take advantage of the quiet weather to clear drains and make sure any debris from the last several days of active weather is cleaned up before the next wave moves in.
Taking care of simple errands, like heading to the gas station or grocery store, is a great idea so when heavy rain sets later today, there is no reason to head out into the storm. It is also very important to monitor current weather conditions and the forecast closely.
Scattered storms will move in on Thursday afternoon. Isolated storms could turn severe, producing hail, gusty winds and even isolated tornadoes. Storms will become widespread by Thursday evening with heavy rain taking over Thursday night into Friday morning.
Flooding potential increasing
A cold front will drift into Southeast Texas on Thursday before stalling near the coast. It will serve as a focal point for bands of heavy downpours from Thursday afternoon and evening through Saturday. Five to 8 inches of rain is possible during that time, with isolated totals up to 15 inches not impossible.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for our area beginning 1 p.m. Thursday in anticipation of the heavy rain. With this in mind, and factoring in that much of our ground is already saturated from Tuesday’s deluge, it is important to monitor weather and road conditions for street flooding in the days to come.
We will need to watch creeks and rivers closely for flooding, too. The Brazos, San Jacinto, San Bernard and Trinity Rivers are all experiencing some level of flooding right now. These conditions could be exacerbated with additional heavy rain through Saturday.
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