Houston area getting slammed with severe weather

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– A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect throughout the Houston area until 1 a.m. Friday, May 10.

Also a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of southeast Texas until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

People can expect severe storms to bring high gusts of wind and possible hail.

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Heavy rain is expected and flooding is likely to happen. If the storms stall out, rivers, creeks and bayous could also flood.

In anticipation of this weather event, several schools have been closed Friday.

MORE: Emergency officials working to minimize flooding ahead of storms

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