Small hail, street flooding reported during overnight storms north of Houston

Small hail, street flooding reported during overnight storms north of Houston

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Gray skies over Tomball during overnight tornadic conditions

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 22, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 22 at 8:15 AM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -– Minor street flooding, small hail, and a funnel cloud were reported during overnight storms north of Houston.

Tornado warnings were issued for both Montgomery County and Grimes County overnight, but there were no reports of serious damage.

Interstate 45 near FM 1097 had standing water in a construction area, which received about 1.25 inches of rain. The Houston Chronicle reported heavy rains helped the drought-striken Lake Conroe, which remains two and a half feet below full.

Elsewhere in Montgomery County, lightning may have been the cause of a small garage fire at a home near Magnolia, and a lightning strike was reported near a CVS store in Conroe.

A second house fire was also reported in Montgomery on Dr. MLK Jr. Drive near Community Center Road.

In Liberty County, a resident reported seeing a funnel cloud to the sheriff’s office.

In the Inwood Forest area of northwest Houston, a KHOU 11 viewer reported receiving small hail.

By sunrise Wednesday the bad weather had moved east of the Houston area and all weather alerts were allowed to expire, but KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Chita Johnson warned more storms and rain could develop in the afternoon hours. The rest of our seven-day forecast looks hot and sunny.

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