DALLAS -- Swaths of Central and Southeast Texas continue under a flash flood watch as thunderstorms move across the state.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Austin and surrounding counties until mid-morning after nearly two inches of rain fell early Tuesday.
The storms were heading off the coast, but a flash flood watch continues into the evening for the Houston area. National Weather Service forecaster Brian Kyle said the storms generated winds from 35 to 50 mph and ½ inch to 1 inch of rain over the Houston metro area.
Kyle said preliminary reports following a tornado warning in eastern Harris County indicated downed trees and power lines.
Drought-stricken Lubbock got more than 5 inches of rain during the weekend, putting it slightly ahead of normal rainfall for the year.
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