Another storm system will bring a good chance of thunderstorms to the region late Wednesday night into early Thursday.

A line of showers and thunderstorms will move across Southeast Texas between midnight and 8 AM early Thursday morning. The line will move quickly but there is some potential for brief heavy rain and gusty winds as the storms move through. A quick 1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible with some isolated 3-inch totals possible. The timing of the precipitation will likely lead to high water on some roadways for the morning commute. Confidence is high regarding both the timing and intensity of this system.
Urban Flash Flood Messaging
Heavy rainfall is forecast for portions of Southeast Texas, including highly urbanized areas like the Houston metropolitan area. Based on forecast conditions, NWS Houston will be utilizing the following urban flash flood messaging for this event:

Street Flooding (Select if Anticipating Moderate Rainfall Rates; 1-2″/hour)
– Drive with caution. Cars may flood in low-lying areas. Ponding on roadways may increase the risk of hydroplaning. Minor flooding will be possible in areas with poor drainage.
– Pay attention to the weather. Monitor the NWS, your local media, HCFCD, and other official weather information sources.

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