Houston to get drier afternoon after morning tornado, flood warnings

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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