Flash flood watches and warnings remain in effect; New Caney ISD, Cleveland ISD Wednesday

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HOUSTON — A flash flood warning is in effect until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Houston until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Gov. Greg Abbott said late Tuesday night he would send additional rescue boats to assist residents in Houston and Harris County.

As for school districts, Cleveland ISD and New Caney ISD will both be closed on Wednesday.

City of Sugar Land officials said all major roadways are impassable after receiving more than 7 inches of rain in 4 hours. Water is receding slowly, however.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George tweeted all tolls would be waived on the Fort Bend Parkway, Westpark Toll Road and Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County. He issued a disaster declaration for the county late Tuesday night.

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Sugar Land resident Alie King and her family got 4 inches of water in their home in the Tara subdivision in Richmond.

New Caney ISD said due to safety concerns, buses will not be transporting students home Tuesday night. District officials said campuses will remain open for parents to pick up their children throughout the evening and into the night. The district will be closed Wednesday due to severe weather.

The Houston Fire Department said as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, evacuations for 20 to 30 residents from homes north of Northpark Drive were underway.

One KHOU 11 viewer shared video of a man in Kingwood whose car took on water as he drove through heavy rain and floodwaters.

There was also street flooding in Spring. Pedro sent us video of high water near Aldine Westfield. 

Jake Smookier shared video of pounding rain in Spring. He said the strong thunderstorm knocked out power in his neighborhood.

There were reports of a possible tornado in Atascocita. KHOU 11 Chief Meteorologist David Paul doesn’t believe it was a tornado and there are no reports of damage in that area.

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More flooding later this week?

As rounds of rain come through and fall on already saturated grounds, more street flooding is likely – especially Friday and Saturday.  We’ll just have to watch and wait to see which area watersheds get the most rain and which creeks and bayous threaten to flood. The current forecast calls for rainfall totals of 3 to 4 inches along the coast, 4 to 5 inches in Houston and 5 inches in College Station and Huntsville.

Houston’s Public Works Dept. has already said it will lower the water levels in Lake Houston to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain.

Here’s what to expect this week…


WEDNESDAY –  30% chance of scattered storms and rain in Houston area, high of 84. Look for mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 80s both days. Isolated storms can’t be ruled out but it should not be a widespread, all day event.

THURSDAY – 70% chance of storms and rain in Houston area, high of 84. Severe weather possible. High water spots possible due to saturated ground conditions.

FRIDAY – 70% chance of thunderstorms in Houston area, high of 84. High water spots possible due to saturated ground conditions.

SATURDAY-  70% chance for rain on Saturday, high of 82.  Rainfall totals expected to be higher in areas north of Houston (College Station into Huntsville).

SUNDAY- 20% rain chance, high of 82 – calmer conditions for Mother’s Day.