Flash flooding risk for Houston this weekend, meteorologists say

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Heavy rainfall this weekend could pose a risk for flash flooding in Houston, according to the National Weather Service.

A storm system will move through the Houston area starting Saturday morning around 7 a.m. and will move across Southeast Texas over the following 24 hours. Communities west of the Houston metro will see the first bouts of rainfall Saturday morning, meteorologists say.

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The storms will move east as the day goes on, bringing a likelihood of flash flooding and flooded roadways across the city, meteorologists say. Never drive into a flooded roadway.

A front Sunday morning should clear out the storms by 7 a.m., according to experts.

As for Thursday’s weather, isolated showers could crop up before the evening. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday.

High temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-80s through at least next week.

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