Storms could possibly bring river flooding to the Houston area this week

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The Greater Houston area can expect heavy rain and possible river flooding through the end of this week, meteorologists say.

A storm system expected to bring several inches of rain over the next few days will likely push rivers and streams in the surrounding counties into flood stage, according to the National Weather Service. Those rivers and streams are not predicted to reach major flooding stages.

The rivers and streams expected to flood are:

  • Brazos River, near Rosharon
  • Brazos River, near Richmond
  • Trinity River, near Moss Bluff
  • Trinity River, near Liberty
  • Trinity River, near Romayor
  • Lake Creek, near The Woodlands

Jeff Lindner, meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District, tweeted that residents along the Brazos River from Hempstead down to Rosharon should pay special attention to river forecasts, as flooding is possible.

Showers and thunderstorms could start peppering the area with street flooding and other rain-related hazards as early as Monday night, although the timing of the storms is questionable, NWS says. Regardless of when the rain comes, it is expected to fall at rates as high as a half-inch per hour, meteorologists say.

Thunderstorm chances vary between 40 and 60 percent for the Houston area starting Monday night through Sunday. Temperatures are predicted to range between the low 70s and mid to upper 80s, NWS says.

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