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Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches are likely for most areas. Isolated areas could see up to 5-8 inches with up to 3 inches per hour

HOUSTON — Storms have moved across the area and all morning we will see the risk for high water. We have a flash flood watch through 7 a.m. and it may be extended, so expect more streets to possibly be impacted by several inches of standing water. 

Included in the watch are the following counties: San Jacinto, Polk, Washington, Grimes, Montgomery, Liberty, Colorado, Waller, Harris, Chambers, Wharton, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Brazoria and Galveston.

As of 5 a.m., the heaviest rainfall was moving through our coastal continues and south of Houston. These are the areas that could see an extension of the flash flood watch this morning.

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Since Friday, we have had an influx of tropical moisture into the area, and it doesn’t take much to squeeze it out of the atmosphere in the form of showers. Think of a sponge that is soaked. One little squeeze, and water comes out. 

The chance for scattered storms and downpours continues the entire workweek ahead of Saharan dust.  The storm potential will diminish as we head into the end of the work week, and into the weekend, when the dust should be entering the Houston area. 

The good news with the dust, which is over the Atlantic Ocean and moving into the Caribbean Sea soon, has helped keep the tropics calm, so no hurricanes and tropical storms anywhere in sight, likely for the rest of this month. Tropical Storm Dolly, is the exception, since it formed in the Northern Atlantic Ocean but will pose no threat to land.