Heavy showers move across Houston area Wednesday, causing street flooding and delays

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HOUSTON -- Heavy storms and showers pounded the Houston area Wednesday morning, leaving motorists stranded, and prompting school and business delays.  A few more rounds of showers are expected to come and go as the day progresses.

At least six inches of rain fell across the area before the morning rush hour commute, leaving many roads and freeways flooded. The bulk of the rain moved out by early afternoon, but ponding on roadways remained, and were expected to dry out within a few hours .

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Francisco Sanchez, with the Harris Co. Office of Emergency Management, spoke about the early-morning conditions and what residents could expect.

The evening commute is expected to be less problematic. The last gap of rain is expected early Thursday, with the remainder of the work week to be clear.

Temperatures will hold in the 60s Wednesday, but a warming trend will kick in Thursday with highs expected to reach the upper-70s by Saturday.

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