HOUSTON — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the city of Houston until 4:00pm. This means conditions will be such that any storms forming in our area during this period may cause flash flooding.
Weather radars show slow-moving, heavy rainfall along the coastal counties. Meteorologist estimate between 2 to 5 inches of rain have already fallen over Galveston and Brazoria counties since Monday night and up to 9 inches in Brazoria County near Danbury. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible along with isolated amounts of 4 to 6 inches.
Officials said the watch will impact the several Houston area and surrounding counties:
- Fort Bend
High Water Areas
- SH-35 Eastbound At GARRETT CR 33 in Brazoria County - Verified at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday
- SH-35 Westbound At GARRETT CR 33 in Brazoria County - Verified at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday
Houston residents should be prepared for flash flooding by:
- Ensuring they stay up-to-date with changing conditions
- Making sure emergency alerts are enabled on their mobile devices
- Setting their NOAA Weather Radios to "Alert" mode
- Begin planning for the impact of flash flooding, which may mean delaying or canceling outdoor activities.