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HOUSTON — As expected, strong storms moved into the Houston area Thursday night, dropping hail in parts of Southeast Texas and bringing more street flooding.
Overnight flooding this time around was not as bad as Tuesday night’s, which damaged homes in the Kingwood area. But we can’t let our guard down yet.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Southeast Texas until Saturday evening.
KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says the storms are currently moving east of Houston, which means we will get some relief from the heavy rain for the next several hours. The rain chance increases again on Saturday, however, with more storms expected. Details are in the forecast 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.
Weather Timeline: When more rain will arrive
FRIDAY – 60% chance of thunderstorms continues in the early-morning hours, becoming more scattered after 10 a.m. 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- After 6 a.m. a 90% chance for rain all day with thunderstorms – especially along the coast. 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. Rain chances drop to only 20% after 4 p.m. 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.