Flash flood watch expires as rain moves through southeast Texas

Off-and-on heavy rain

HOUSTON – Heavy rains hit the Houston area Wednesday afternoon.

The flood advisory that was in effect until 7 p.m. expired after the heaviest rains moved off to the east.

A flash flood watch was also in effect for Colorado, Wharton, Jackson and Matagorda counties until 7 p.m.

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The flooding threat has ended for most of the area. Water levels will be slow to recede.

Flooding was not a concern in the metro area Wednesday morning, but heavier rain Wednesday afternoon produced localized street flooding.

Heavier rain is expected southwest of the metro area with 4 to 6 inches of rain possible over the next two days in Wharton and Matagorda County.

Flooding caused South Mayde Creek at Greenhouse to exceed its banks, Harris County Flood officials said.

Roadways in Harris County were impacted including I-10 eastbound before Mercury Drive and Beltway 8 west southbound at Bellfort. 

Here is the latest from the KPRC2 Severe Weather Team on Wednesday's forecast: 

What to expect

Expect breaks in between bouts of heavy rain Wednesday, 1 to 3 inches of rain expected areawide.

The rain will not produce widespread flooding, but locally heavy rainfall could produce street flooding. It is important to watch weather and road conditions.  

Weather conditions will improve Thursday.

Dry, sunny and humid weather will set in Friday and last through the upcoming weekend.

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Make sure you are checking in with the KPRC2 Severe Weather Team all week as new model information comes in. the information should provide more answers so that you and your family can prepare.

Check out the 2018 KPRC2 Hurricane & Flood Survival Guide here and visit our Hurricane Headquarters for the latest information and models.

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