5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, June 25

Heavy rains hit the region earlier this week.
Heavy rains hit the region earlier this week. (Pixabay)

Here are things you need to know for Thursday, June 25:

1. WEATHER ALERT: Flash flood warning issued for 7 counties

Heavy rain is moving through Southeast Texas on Thursday morning, which is causing flooding issues for parts of the region.

Periods of heavy rain are expected to continue through much of the morning. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s by the afternoon.

Another round of showers and storms is expected on Friday and Saturday, as well.

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2. Texas governor says state facing ‘massive’ COVID-19 outbreak, expects state to pass 5,000 new cases again Wednesday

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic as the numbers of new cases and hospitalizations hit record highs, and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients.