Flash Flood Warning in effect until 9:45 a.m. including the Katy area | View live radar

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Some downpours will create brief heavy rain and minor street flooding this morning.

HOUSTON — Southeastern Austin County in southeastern Texas…  Northwestern Fort Bend County in southeastern Texas…  Harris County in southeastern Texas…  Southeastern Waller County in southeastern Texas… are under a flash flood warning until 9:45 a.m.

Jeff Lindner with Harris County Flood Control reports South Mayde Creek is over its banks and rising, more street flooding is likely.

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A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for a portion of Southeast Texas, including the following areas: Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Waller and Wharton until 10 a.m. Thursday.

7 a.m. update with Meteorologist Chita Craft

Right now it looks like we will receive two rounds of rain Thursday. One in the very early morning and then another in the warmth of the afternoon. The major concern will be ponding and water in the roadway, not flooding of structures. Stay weather aware and check the radar if you must get on the roads.

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Rain chances will diminish but not completely go away this weekend as dust from the Saharan Desert arrives. As the dust moves in, skies may become a bit hazy.

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.