Flash Flood Watch in Effect

LIBERTY, March 8, 2016 - FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...BRAZOS...BURLESON...
CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...GRIMES...
HARRIS...HOUSTON...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MADISON...MATAGORDA...
MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...WALKER...WALLER...
WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

* FROM NOON TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A SLOW-
MOVING STORM SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS
TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING... HEAVIEST RAINS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* AMOUNTS... WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLY APPROACHING 10 TO
12 INCHES.

* MAIN THREAT...FLASH FLOODING OF LOW LYING LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY
IN URBAN AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE OR RURAL ROADS IN HILLY
TERRAIN CAN BE EXPECTED. FLOODING OF STREAMS... CREEKS... AND
BAYOUS IS LIKELY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE
SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

 

 


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