Forecasted heavy rainfall

Potential For More Heavy Rainfall Continues into Midday

According to Harris County Meteorologist Jeff Lindner, we can expect more heavy rainfall today. Showers and thunderstorms have developed this morning with a line of thunderstorms extending from near Columbus to near Bay City. Showers and thunderstorms are also developing ahead of this line.

Lindner also adds that the storms’ forward motion is fast enough to help limit any one area from experiencing an excessive amount of rainfall.

More concentrated showers and thunderstorms will likely move into Houston metro area between 6 and 8 a.m. This may result in some street flooding under the heaviest storms. Activity will linger into the midday hours.

Primary Heavy Rainfall Threat During Morning Hours 

As the low pressure system over central Texas begins to lift northward today, drier air will move in from the west and rainfall will become increasingly isolated during the afternoon hours.

Additional rainfall this morning of 1-2 inches will be common with isolated totals of 3-5 inches under any areas of cell training.

Jeff Lindner, Harris County Meteorologist

Main threat remains street flooding through the morning hours. While rises on area creeks and bayous will be likely with heavy rainfall this morning, the chances for significant and widespread flooding are low.

Beyond Today

The unsettled weather pattern will continue into late week. This weekend and early next week, another slow moving upper level system over northern Mexico will slowly progress into Texas.

Those storms will probably drop more rain on central and southwest Texas than southeast Texas. But how and whether they advance eastward is still in question.

The more significant flood threat this weekend will focus west of Houston. However, showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the Houston area through the weekend and into next week.  

Forecasted Rainfall Today

Source: National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center 5/10/23

Forecasted Rainfall Next 7 Days

Source: National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center 5/10/23.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 5/10/2023 based on info from Harris County

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