HOUSTON — The National Weather Service was on high alert throughout Monday morning as multiple Flood Watch alerts escalated to Flood Warnings — and in some counties Tornado Warnings — in several Houston-area counties. Those warnings and watches have since expired.
NWS had issued a Flash Flood Watch Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Jackson and Wharton counties until 1 p.m. Monday.
A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Brazoria and Matagorda counties until 10:45 a.m. Monday. NWA also issued a Tornado Warning for Brazoria and Galveston counties until 10:30 a.m.
While light flooding and manageable debris can be found across the impacted counties, no injuries or serious property damage has been reported as a result of the weather.
Earlier this morning, meteorologist reported a cluster of showers and thunderstorms will continue to move east, northeast toward the metro area. The rains moved across the region, bringing in an average of 1 – 3 inches of rain in most counties and wind gusts of 35 mph, according to NWS. Observed rainfall rates of 1 inch every 15 minutes had been observed.
Radar estimates 5 to 10 inches of rain has fallen just off the beaches overnight along a surface boundary. The boundary has edged further northward and will continue to serve as a focus for the higher totals, according to NWS.
Neighbourhoods and towns closest to the coast may experience periods of much heavier downpours that can lead to rainfall of 5 inches or possibly higher. It could lead to some flash flooding issues along streets, creeks and possible river flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, which is a very dangerous situation. Residents are advised to monitor local forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
High Water Locations
- US-69 southbound at Williams Way Blvd Right Lane at 9:03 AM
- US-69 southbound at FM-762/Thompson Road 3 Frontage Road Lanes at 8:56 AM