Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region this afternoon and on into this evening. Some of the storms may produce localized heavy rainfall. The strongest cells will also have the potential to produce some strong to severe winds. Depending on how things evolve, the evening rush hour in and around the Houston metro area may be impacted. Those planning to be out on a boat along the coast and in the bays should remain weather aware, especially in the late afternoon and evening hours. Localized heavy rainfall is possible again on Friday.
Before today’s storms develop, heat index values could get to 105-110 degrees, mainly in and around the central and southern counties to the west of Interstate 45. All heat safety precautions should be taken.
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.
– Drive with caution. Cars may flood in low-lying areas. Ponding on roadways may increase risk of hydroplaning.
– Pay attention to the weather. Monitor the NWS, your local media, HCFCD and other official weather information sources.
– Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rapid rise on creeks and bayous. However, creeks and bayous are not likely to exceed their banks.