Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Montgomery County

By: Woodlands Online | Published 05/15/2020

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX - The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery county, as well as other counties in SE Texas until tomorrow evening. 

A slow moving upper level low pressure system meandering across Texas will pull extremely moist air from the Gulf into Southeast Texas Friday night into Saturday morning. As the system nears Southeast Texas a line of showers and thunderstorms will develop and spread eastward into the area early Saturday morning. This line of storms will shift eastward across the region throughout the day and be capable producing very heavy rainfall. Rainfall rates of 3" per hour will be likely in the stronger storms and these storms may train or successive storms may pass over the same area. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches should common across the watch area. Isolated totals in excess of 6 inches will be possible. The system should depart the region Saturday night though rain chances will continue after it departs the threat of any lingering heavy rain should diminish quickly Saturday night.

These storms with heavy rainfall will be capable of flooding roadways quickly. Low water crossings may flood becoming impassible and dangerous. Small creeks and bayous may rise leading to minor flooding.

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