July 6, 2022

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Houston braces for two days of potentially severe weather, potential flash floods

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Forecasters predict severe storms and possible flash flooding for much of Southeast Texas in the coming days, a bittersweet return of rainy weather amid a period of severe drought in parts of Greater Houston. 

Storms will move in likely starting early Tuesday ahead of the morning rush hour, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) in League City. The main threat with Tuesday’s storms will be heavy downpours that could dump up to three inches of rain across Houston and more in isolated spots. There’s also a chance of severe thunderstorms with gusty winds and a smaller potential for isolated tornadoes. 

Meteorologists said there is also a chance the stormy weather could sweep in later in the morning into the early afternoon, which would increase the chances of severe weather as the system interacts with afternoon heating along the Gulf Coast. 

This map shows the threat for excessive rainfall in Houston on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

This map shows the threat for excessive rainfall in Houston on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

That first round of storms should be out of Greater Houston by Tuesday night, according to meteorologists. But looming to the north is another storm system that will move through Texas starting as early as Tuesday night, putting Houston on target for another round of severe weather.

These storms will arrive ahead of a northerly front and will likely dump up to two inches of rain per hour, resulting in potential rainfall totals of up to four inches in spots. With storms Tuesday already soaking much of Greater Houston, saturated soil could have a difficult time absorbing Wednesday’s wet forecast.

The upcoming weather might be cause for concern as it barrels through town, but it will certainly lessen the moderate to severe drought conditions seen across Southeast Texas, including Houston. Much of the state is facing drought conditions, with central and West Texas contending with exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

By Thursday, sunshine returns with high temperatures in the mid-80s. Sunny skies and highs near 90 persist through at least Sunday.


Correction: Storms on Tuesday started moving into Houston from the south. A previous version of this article stated that storms were forecast to move in from the northwest.

 



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