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Hurricane Willa leftovers cause wet roads for morning commute

Radar image for Oct. 25, 2018.
Radar image for Oct. 25, 2018. (KPRC)


HOUSTON – Hurricane Willa slammed into the west coast of Mexico on Tuesday, and its remnants brought rain to the Houston area Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Although the heaviest rain has moved out, roads are wet Thursday morning and the morning commute will be slick.

The majority of Southeast Texas received a half-inch to an inch of rain, however coastal counties were hit hard, receiving four to five inches of rain.

Street flooding was an issue in Galveston County where Santa Fe, Dickinson and Bayou Vista all picked up over four inches of heavy rain.

A flash flood warning was issued for Galveston County, until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, and one video surfaced of a Santa Fe woman using a bucket to remove water from inside her home.

Expect weather conditions to improve throughout the day Thursday. Breaks of sunshine are expected this afternoon, with temperatures rebounding to 70 degrees.

Dry weather is expected through Halloween, giving a treat to Southeast Texas.