Flood threat tonight and Friday

Forecast rain totals & intensity have risen, translating to a high flood threat

Flood threat in parts of SE Texas is higher today (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Flood watch:

A flood watch has been issued from now through 7PM from Harris County through the coast for the risk of excessive rainfall. The greatest threat today is for the coast, but the threat will expand across the rest of the area later tonight and into Friday. As a reminder never drive into flooded roadways.

Flooding is possible over the next 48 hours. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Tonight’s forecast:

While the area of low pressure in the Gulf hasn’t gotten more organized, the tropical rain can still bring street flooding to SE Texas. Most of the rain (1″-4″) will fall south of I-10 . Tropical rain is usually more intense and that will be the issue tonight and tomorrow. The flood threat has gone up from a low threat yesterday to a moderate threat today. Temperatures will be in the 80s this afternoon.

1-4" is possible in the areas that get rain (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Friday’s forecast & two day rain totals:

The flood threat expands north reaching Livingston. Two-day rain totals along our coastal cities could be 5-10″. Because of the drought we can handle this amount and even handle the intensity of 2″ of rain falling an hour. However, if you live in a low lying or poor drainage area street flooding is possible.

Forecast for how much rain will fall. Our coastal areas could get 4-10". (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Flood threat expands north Friday (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Low pressure in the Gulf:

Our tropical trouble comes from this low. Hurricane hunters flew into this storm system yesterday and discovered it is a broad area of low pressure with still no organization. As it moves north is does have a 40% chance of becoming a short-lived tropical depression.

40% chance it becomes a tropical depression before tomorrow (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

10-day Forecast:

The widespread rain will keep temperatures in the mid and upper-80s Thursday and Friday. Once the low moves out of SE Texas, temperatures heat up this 4th of July weekend. Make sure you’re prepared for our hurricane season by getting our Hurricane Tracker App.

Temperatures heat up next week. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

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