Flooding possible overnight in Houston
HOUSTON – Showers and thunderstorms overnight will produce ponding and minor flooding on some roads in Southeast Texas.
The heavy rain is expected to begin sometime after midnight and extend through early Saturday morning.
Most areas will pick up one to two inches of rain, with isolated locations getting as much as four inches by early Saturday morning. Flash flooding is not expected.
The overnight rain will result from an upper-level disturbance moving up the Texas coast. The disturbance will traverse Houston overnight and quickly eject into Louisiana Saturday morning, taking the heavy rain with it.
The rest of the weekend will not be rain-free, but the rain that does fall will be light and more scattered in nature. Cloudy skies will persist and temperatures stay warm, in the 70s, on Saturday.
A cold front will sweep through early Sunday morning, producing more scattered light rain showers, a brisk north wind and temperatures that tumble into the 50s and, eventually, the 40s!
Sunday will be a brutal reminder that we are still in the winter season here in Houston.
Late tonight through Saturday AM we will need to monitor for heavy rainfall which could lead to localized flooding. The area on concern is along the US59/I-69 corridor or the yellow area in the first graphic. Rainfall of 1-3 inches will be possible. #bcswx #houwx #glswx #txwx pic.twitter.com/XnydhxQpgN— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) February 9, 2018
Meteorologist Britta Merwin did a Facebook Live Friday about the timing:
Rain is moving in tonight and with the potential for heavy rain KPRC2 Britta Merwin is breaking down what to expect and if flooding is possible.Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Friday, February 9, 2018
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