Flash Flood Watch in effect: Heavy rain expected

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HOUSTON — The Houston area has a moderate risk of seeing more flooding rains Thursday, Friday and Saturday, says KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft. Areas west of Houston stretching into DFW and Louisiana have a slight risk of flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 1 p.m. Thursday lasting until 7 p.m. Saturday. View the impacted communities and weather timeline at the bottom of this article.

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Flash Flood Watch: Which communities are impacted?

The Thursday to Saturday watch covers nearly all of Southeast Texas, including the counties/communities of Austin, Brazoria Islands, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Coastal Brazoria, Coastal Galveston, Coastal Harris, Coastal Jackson, Coastal Matagorda, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, Grimes, Houston, Inland Brazoria, Inland Galveston, Inland Harris, Inland Jackson, Inland Matagorda, Madison, Matagorda Islands, Montgomery, Northern Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Southern Liberty, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton.

Flash Flood Watch beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday

Flash Flood Watch beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday


Weather Timeline: When the heaviest rain is expected

THURSDAY – 70% chance of storms and rain in Houston area, mostly scattered in the morning and becoming heavier and more widespread in the late afternoon and evening. High water spots possible due to saturated ground conditions.

FRIDAY – 60% chance of thunderstorms continues in the early-morning hours, becoming more scattered in the afternoon. Friday evening and the overnight hours heading into Saturday the showers will again become more widespread – continuing our potential to see more flooding. We’ll have to watch and wait to see which area watersheds get the most rain and which creeks and bayous threaten to flood again.

SATURDAY-  90% chance for rain all day with thunderstorms. Flood risk continues from the morning through the afternoon. Thunderstorms are possible in the evening, becoming partly cloudy in the late evening heading into Sunday. The flood watch does not expire until 7 p.m.

SUNDAY-  20% rain chance, high of 82 – calmer conditions for Mother’s Day with the flood risk finally dissipating.

MONDAY- Slight chance for scattered showers continues, temps in the low-80s.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY – Stormy forecast returns with about a 50% rain chance.