WEATHER ALERT: Flash Flood Watch issued for southeast Texas, rising water expected throughout Friday

HOUSTON -- The rain is moving out and the worst of the storms is behind us.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for southeast Texas until 7 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker counties until 6:45 a.m.

Rising water is expected and minor flooding is expected throughout Friday along the San Jacinto River from Lake Houston to west of 59, said Harris County Flood Control District Meteorologist Jeff Linder.

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Texans can expect a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon Thursday followed by a rise in in temperature to 82 degrees.

Houston residents are reminded to:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown.® – Do not drive through flooded areas.  If you come upon a flooded roadway, do not enter it. turn around. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out, get to a higher place and call 911.
  • Monitor official sources for current conditions, such as:
  • Monitor stream, bayou, and creek conditions – Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rise on creeks and bayous. Creeks and bayous may exceed their banks. Stay informed about conditions, and avoid traveling near creeks or bayous.
  • Avoid traveling during periods of heavy rain.  Rain can keep you from seeing the road ahead of you, and can result in dangerous accidents.

Map of flood-prone intersections and underpasses, provided by Houston Public Works:

Houston residents can report storm impacts to the City by calling 3-1-1 (713.837.0311), online at houston311.org, or through the Houston 311 mobile app for smartphones. If you find yourself trapped in rising water,  immediately exit your vehicle and seek higher ground.

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