Good afternoon everyone. There has been little change to the ongoing forecast for SE TX, and the attached slides are the same ones sent to you earlier this morning. The slow moving storm system edging closer to us from Louisiana and a weak frontal boundary moving into the area from the north are combining to produce increasing showers and thunderstorms across parts of Southeast Texas. These features in combination with rising moisture levels will lead to the possibility of locally heavy rainfall (1 to 3 inches in a very short period of time), not only this afternoon but especially as we head on into the evening and overnight hours. A Flash Flood Watch is not being issued at this time, but one might be needed as early as late this afternoon or this evening if rainfall amounts with current activity get higher than anticipated.
We are attaching a second image to this email for Flash Flood Safety (flashflood.png), and it might not be a bad idea to get word out that the potential does exist for possible flash flooding within the next 24 hours.