A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for parts of SE Texas (does not include Houston) until 9 pm tonight. Main threats include a couple tornadoes, wind gusts up to 70 mph, and up to golf ball size hail. If you are in this highlighted area, make sure you have your tornado plan in place. pic.twitter.com/dvAQUmLeXy— Rachel Briers ABC13 (@rachelabc13) May 18, 2021
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for all of Southeast Texas until 7 a.m. Thursday. We are growing concerned about the potential for flash flooding overnight.
I would not park your vehicle in the street tonight. The latest radar and data trends indicate the threat of flash flooding will go up with a slow-moving overnight thunderstorm complex. Stay weather aware the next few days! https://t.co/kYz1z4P7gd pic.twitter.com/IaY58avZ1V— Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) May 18, 2021
Drivers should use caution on the roads as roadways will have the potential for flooding over the next couple of days.
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When will the heaviest rain fall?
The greatest concern for flooding from heavy rain will happen overnight through all of Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Street and creek flooding will be likely then. And we'll really need to watch the bayous during that time since the heavy rain could fall for several hours. River flooding is also likely due to the widespread rains coming to the eastern half of Texas over the next several days.
When will rain chances come to an end?
Moisture will still be sticking around keeping rain chances in the forecast into the weekend. We should finally get a break on Sunday.
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
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