Weather Timeline: Isolated morning storms, rain; severe weather chance this afternoon

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HOUSTON — The tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico continues to bring widespread rain and the threat of flooding to the Houston area and the rest of Southeast Texas.

The storms initially expected to impact us on Thursday morning now look to be breaking apart and may only lead to light showers for our western communities – although some isolated storms are possible. But we are bracing for another round of possibly severe weather Thursday evening.

HIGH WATER LIST: Current high water locations on major roads

TRAFFIC: List of incidents/crashes

Some areas saw flooding Wednesday morning. Eight inches of rain flooded some houses in the Fort Bend County town of Kendleton. 

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Timeline: What to expect

THURSDAY: 20 percent rain chance. Another wet morning commute on the west side with some isolated storms, but the rain won’t be as heavy as Wednesday’s. Rain chance decreases after the early-morning hours, but scattered showers will linger into the mid-morning hours. Drier conditions after lunchtime as the center of circulation pushes through. Be prepared for possibly severe weather and strong storms beginning at about 4 p.m. in our far western counties pushing east into Houston after 5 p.m.

FRIDAY: 20 percent rain chance remains as the temperatures begin to soar. Expect temps back into the low 90s with feels-like numbers approaching 100°F.

THIS WEEKEND: Mostly sunny- hottest temperatures of the year so far, topping out in the mid- to upper-90s. Feels-like numbers could top 105°F or higher. You’ll certainly want to practice heat safety which means drinking lots of water, staying in the shade and wearing light colored clothing.

NEXT WEEK: Clouds return with a slight rain chance, daytime high temperatures in the low- to mid-90s.


Items that should be on your hurricane preparation list if a storm heads our way: 

  • Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3-7 days; also fill the bathtub and other containers; sports drinks are good to fend off dehydration
  • Food – at least enough for 3-7 days; non-perishable packaged or canned food; juices; foods for infants or elderly family members; snack foods; food for special diets
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Cooking tools, fuel
  • Paper plates and cups, plastic utensils
  • Bedding: blankets, pillows, etc.
  • Clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • First aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
  • Toiletries, hygiene items, moisture wipes, dry shampoo
  • Flashlight, batteries, lanterns
  • Radio: Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Telephones: Fully charged cell phone with extra battery; chargers; traditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • Cash (with some small bills) and credit cards: Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Important documents: Place in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag: Should include insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, prescriptions, etc.
  • Tools: Keep a set with you during the storm
  • Gas: Fill up your vehicles several days before landfall is expected; Gas stations could lose power during a storm and supply trucks may not be able to reach the area
  • Pet care items: Proper identification, immunization records, medications, ample supply of food and water; a carrier or cage; muzzle and/ or leash
  • Bleach without lemon or any other additives
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Keys
  • Toys, books and games for children
  • Duct tape
  • Cell phone charging stations — locations where you can charge mobile devices

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