LIVE COVERAGE: Tornado Warning in effect for Houston area until 8 a.m.

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The threat for severe weather across Southeast Texas is expected to continue through the night with the possibility of tornadoes, hail and flash flooding.

HOUSTON — The threat for severe weather across Southeast Texas will continue this morning. It’s bringing the possibility of tornadoes, hail and flash flooding.

Severe Weather Alerts

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 8 a.m. for Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Waller and Wharton counties.

There is also a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Southeast Texas until 9 a.m.

Watch the latest forecast below.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a tornado touched down near Beasley just southwest of Rosenberg.

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Tornado reports

At 9:44 p.m., spotters observed a tornado on the ground on US 190 on the southwestern side of Madisonville moving northeast at approximately 40 mph. Spotters report debris and vehicles that were caught in the path. Downed trees and power lines were also seen across the highway.

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Most computer models show the front slowing down, so the flooding threat has shifted to this morning. The flash flooding threat ramps up in the early morning hours and into the morning rush hour.

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As the front moves through, hail, damaging winds upwards of 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy downpours are capable of producing flash flooding.

That is why we have a Flash Flood Watch in effect and it’s expected to become a Flash Flood Warning later Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

KHOU 11 Chief Meteorologist David Paul said models predict 2 to 4 inches of rain for many areas, but that could quickly go up to 5 or 6 inches.

A line of showers and thunderstorms developing along the front to our west will propagate eastwards and line up with a split in the jet stream. This meet up will produce a highly favorable environment for heavy rainfall and the growing threat for flash flooding.

The heaviest rain will push from west to east from Midnight through the morning commute. Tapering off from west to east quickly thereafter.

Here’s a look at the timing of the storms 

Tuesday 8 a.m.: The cold front is pushing through the Houston metro in the middle of the morning commute. Blinding, flooding downpours with flash flooding likely with this slow-moving squall line. Embedded tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and large hail is also possible.

Tuesday 10 a.m.: The passing of the cold front won’t happen until later this morning. The majority of the severe storms have now pushed east of I-45 and improving conditions begin to work into our area. Most areas are out of the woods in terms of a severe threat at this time.

Stay close to the forecast and the weather team at KHOU 11 News for the latest changes and up-to-date information. With the threat coming in overnight, it is even more important to exercise your storm plan now and be ready at a moment’s notice to seek a safe place if a tornado warning is issued for your area or flash flooding breaks out. Download the KHOU 11 News app to receive all alerts immediately to your phone.

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