Houston forecast: Flash Flood Warning in effect


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 9, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 6:52 PM

HOUSTON — A flash flood watch is in effect until midnight when rainfall is expected to end, KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul said.

“The problem is the ground is now just completely saturated, and if we get even just a small isolated downpour in one or two neighborhoods we could see some minor street flooding” he said.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch until 12 a.m. Thursday for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Mayde Creek in west Harris County out near Addicks. You’ll want to avoid the creek and the roads. Cullen Park is one of the areas impacted.

The rain has really started to taper off.

Lows on the south side will be in the 50s Wednesday night. Rain is still possible overnight.

Thursday is expected to be cloudy with a few peaks of the sun and highs in the low 70s, Paul said.

We could get some sunshine on Friday. That’s when highs are expected to reach the high sixties and lows will remain in the low 50s.

Another chance for rain returns this weekend as temperatures drop into the 50s on Sunday.

Rain totals on Tuesday officially put Houston ahead for the year.

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