Houston forecast: Heavy rainfall; Flash Flood Watch in effect


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 8, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 10:01 PM

HOUSTON -- We’re catching a break from the heavy rain Tuesday evening. Most of southeast Texas is only seeing light rain and drizzle.

There is a 100 percent chance of rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

Late Tuesday into Wednesday morning will be our best chance for heavy rain, said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul.

Heavy rain was off the coast during the day Tuesday. Looking at the Doppler radar, there isn’t much between Houston and San Antonio.

Fog and drizzle will continue Tuesday evening.

Four to seven inches of rain is still possible. A line of strong thunderstorms are expected to develop and move through southeast Houston between 3:00 and 6:00 a.m.

The rain threat ends around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 12 a.m. Thursday morning for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.

Flights both in and out of Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport have been delayed up to two hours because of the weather on Tuesday.

The rain will move out Wednesday evening. There is also a slight tornado threat.

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