West U midday flooding update: If you can, stay inside a while longer

Six to 7 inches of rain have fallen in West University, and although the area is experiencing a lull in severe weather midday, one more front is expected to move through from about 4-6 p.m.

A number of residents who left cars parked on the street have had their vehicles damaged or totaled in the suddenly rising water overnight, according to social media reports. One resident said he and his neighbors agreed that the flooding was the worst they had seen since Tropical Storm Allison in June 2001.

Street flooding continues in and around West U, and a flash flood warning for the Houston area runs through 1:45 p.m. today, with 77 locations reporting high water on roadways, according to Houston Transtar.

Brays Bayou, which neared its banks, is starting to recede, according to Harris County monitoring.

Once today’s severe weather has passed, the Houston area can look forward to several clear days, with the possibility of rain returning Wednesday and increasing again next weekend.

Youngsters play in floodwaters at Swarthmore and West Point in West U Saturday morning (Facebook).

Youngsters play in floodwaters at Swarthmore and West Point in West U Saturday morning (Facebook).

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