Severe thunderstorms cause flash flooding in Rosenberg area Tuesday

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Several inches of rain fell on the Rosenberg area Tuesday, causing flash flooding and stranding several drivers.

A flash flood warning was issued for Fort Bend County until 8:15 p.m.

The affected areas include Sugar Land, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, Richmond, Town West, First Colony, Pecan Grove, Mission Bend, Meadows Place, Needville, Pleak, Fairchilds, Beasley, Kendleton, Thompsons, Greatwood, New Territory, Fifth Street and Cumings.

At 5:20 p.m., radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area.

Authorities encouraged drivers to turn around if they encounter flooded roads and to report flooded areas to local law enforcement agencies.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through Tuesday night and into Wednesday. An approaching cold front will set the stage for additional strong thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday.

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