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Heavy downpours led to street flooding across Greater Houston on Friday. Another round of rain expected overnight.
Strong storms soaked much of the Greater Houston area Friday afternoon, dropping as much as five inches in a couple of hours.
Areas like Pasadena, League City and Sugar Land saw significant street flooding during the downpours.
A flash flood warning has been extended for Harris and Galveston counties until 7:45 tonight. Fort Bend County remains under a flash flood warning until 6:30 p.m.
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Authorities in Sugar Land said there are cars stranded in high water near First Colony Mall, where water is waist deep in a subdivision near Dulles and Cartwright.
Another round of storms will blow through overnight.
Though because of Friday afternoon’s storms, KHOU 11 Chief Meteorologist David Paul doesn’t believe they’ll be as bad as earlier forecast.
Paul said another band of storms will blow in from West Texas between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
But because of the afternoon storms, Paul said much of the energy has been zapped out of the atmosphere and the overnight rain shouldn’t be too bad.
1 a.m. – Storms begin to approach our western counties.
3 a.m. – Storms should begin to pass through Houston, with the heaviest rainfall likely south of I-10.
7 a.m. – The storms blow east to Louisiana and clear the area, and with them goes the heavy rain threat for the weekend.
In all, Paul expects about half an inch to an inch and a half of rain to fall overnight.
“That’s not enough to cause any flash flooding,” he said. “I’m cautiously optimistic it’s going to be OK.”
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