West U Remains Under Flash Flood Watch Through Tonight
With tropical moisture continuing to stream in from the Gulf of Mexico, the West U area remains under a flash flood watch through tonight.
The National Weather Service issued the watch for Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.
“Deep tropical moisture will continue to move into the area as a tropical disturbance moves into the western Gulf of Mexico,” the weather service said. “Even if the disturbance does not develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm, portions of southeast Texas can expect periods of scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms that will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall.”
Thunderstorms may train or move over the same areas, leading to high rain rates over a short period of time. Rainfall totals through tonight are expected to average 3 – 5 inches, with even higher amounts possible.
Periods of heavy rain could lead to flooding, especially in areas that have already received significant rainfall over the past week.