Flash Flood Watch Thru 7 PM (Tuesday)

On Monday, the majority of the rain stayed to our east hitting the Beaumont area. The peak rainfall for that area was around 6 inches with intensities between 3 to 5 inches per hour. That area continues to get rain with an additional 1.5 to 2 inches already falling this morning. Here in the greater Houston area, our peak rainfall amounts for Monday were between  0.1 to 1.4 inches with much of Fort Bend County being on the lower end of that range.

This morning’s forecast is very similar to yesterday’s with the NWS forecasting that much of our region could see between 1 to 3 inches with some areas receiving between 4 to 6 inches throughout today. As of 7 AM, we have already seen a few areas around Houston receive between 0.5 to 1.0 inches. The region has the potential to receive similar rain bands that hit the Beaumont area so the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for  Fort Bend County, along with many of the coastal counties, through 7 PM tonight. Based on the forecast, we could see areas with brief street ponding; however, we do not anticipate stream and bayou flooding. As always, the results and impacts from the rain will vary and be dependent upon the location, duration, and total rainfall received.

For the most part, the extended forecast remains unchanged but it is dependent on want happens today. Through Thursday, we could see 5 to 7 inches fall in Fort Bend County, with the majority of the lower Brazos River watershed receiving between 4 to 6 inches.

Please stay tuned to your local news source for updates to the forecast and conditions. As you travel around Houston, check Transtar for road conditions as we could see some roads become a hazard and remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown.


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