Tornado watch canceled as storms exit Houston area

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HOUSTON – A powerful line of storms with heavy rain and high wind raced through the Houston area early Thursday.

A tornado watch that was issued for much of Southeast Texas until 11 a.m. was scaled back an eventually canceled as the system exited the region.

A flood warning has been issued until Friday morning for the following bodies of water:

  • Mound Creek at FM Road 362
  • Trinity River near Riverside
  • Navasota River near Normangee
  • Long King Creek at Livingston

As the front continues to move through the area, the roads will remain slick through Thursday morning’s commute into the afternoon.

If the system stalls, the rainfall could cause some street flooding, but the primary issue will be the high winds and the possibility for isolated tornadoes.

Wind gusts of 40 mph will be impacting several counties. The broader line of storms is still on pace to impact the Houston area between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

RADAR: Check the interactive radar to track the rain

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