WEATHER ALERT: West U under flash flood watch through this evening

Heavy rain and thunderstorms that started midday have caused Harris County to issue a flash flood watch through tonight.

In addition to rapid street flooding and hazardous road conditions, the storms are capable of damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes, according to meteorologists, and they could last through tomorrow morning.

These links are helpful to monitor conditions:

Forecast: NWS

Traffic and high water locations: Houston TranStar

Bayous and creek levels: Harris County Flood Control District

Preparedness and emergency information:

This was the image from ABC-13's doppler radar midday Thursday. (

This was the image from ABC-13’s doppler radar midday Thursday. (