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Issued by the National Weather Service For Northern Liberty County, Texas

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 1 PM CDT TUE UNTIL 1 PM CDT WED …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES…BRAZORIA ISLANDS…CHAMBERS…COASTAL BRAZORIA…COASTAL GALVESTON…COASTAL HARRIS…COASTAL MATAGORDA…FORT BEND…GALVESTON ISLAND AND BOLIVAR PENINSULA…INLAND BRAZORIA…INLAND GALVESTON…INLAND HARRIS…INLAND MATAGORDA…MATAGORDA ISLANDS…NORTHERN LIBERTY…SOUTHERN LIBERTY AND WHARTON. * FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON * A WEAK COASTAL TROUGH COUPLED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL LOW AND DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. SOME OF THE RAIN WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY ESPECIALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A WHARTON TO HOUSTON TO CLEVELAND LINE. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED TOTALS BETWEEN 4 AND 6 INCHES POSSIBLE IN AREAS WHERE TRAINING OF STORMS DEVELOP. * THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL PROBABLY NEED TO BE EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT OVER PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND MAY ALSO NEED TO BE EXPANDED FURTHER NORTH. * DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. VEHICLES CAUGHT IN RISING WATER SHOULD BE ABANDONED QUICKLY. IF YOUR VEHICLE STALLS…ABANDON IT AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RAPIDLY RISING WATER MAY ENGULF YOUR VEHICLE AND ITS OCCUPANTS AND SWEEP THEM AWAY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED…ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&

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