Houston Forecast: Heavy rain, flash flood watch Tuesday

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 7:48 AM

HOUSTON -- Flash flood watches in effect for all of southeast Texas counties Tuesday and Wednesday, said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect beginning Tuesday at 12 p.m. 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.

There will be light rain on the Tuesday morning commute, but heavy rain will move into the area later in the day. Rain chances go up between 6 a.m. to noon. Pockets of heavy rain will rapidly move south to north by 3 p.m. Lightning, thunder and heavy rain will be scattered throughout the area by 6 p.m.

One to two inches is likely in most areas; however, four to seven inches may fall in some isolated spots, causing the flooding threat.

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

KHOU 11 News is tracking the storms and the treat of severe weather. Meteorologist Chita Johnson will have the latest developments on this storm system beginning at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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