Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on October 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 6:42 PM

HOUSTON – A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until late Sunday as scattered rain showers continue Sunday, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Brazoria, Jackson and Matagorda counties.

Heavy rain, about 6 to 7 inches, has fallen in Waller and Austin counties since Saturday.

There is a flooding threat from Central Texas to near Houston through Sunday evening. Two to 4 inches of rain has already fallen in the last 24 hours, with a total of 2 to 6 inches expected for the weekend. The heaviest storms will be north of I-10.

Sunday morning temps started off in the low-70s and will top off in the mid-80s this afternoon.

It will be warm and muggy with a 40-percent chance for rain for the rest of the day.

The scattered, isolated showers and warm temps continue heading into next week.

Our next break from the heat comes later next week heading into the weekend. Daytime temps should drop back into the mid-70s with mostly clear skies by Thursday.

We are keeping an eye on the tropics as there is a 50 percent chance that Lorenzo could develop out in the mid-Atlantic. However, most models have it heading northwest up the Atlantic Coast if it develops into an organized storm system.

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