Heavy storms and flash flooding in central Houston area

Good evening. A particularly intense set of thunderstorms has developed and more or less settled over central Harris County this evening, leading to a number of warnings from the National Weather Service.

Of most concern is a flash flood warning for near downtown and the Texas Medical Center area, where more than 2 inches of rain have fallen in the last hour. The area of the warning is shown below and is in effect until 8:15 pm CT.

A flash flood warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m (National Weather Service)

A flash flood warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m (National Weather Service)

 

This area of storms is also producing hail in some locations. Great care should be taken if you’re driving around the city of Houston, inside Loop 610, this evening.

I’d expect more scattered, potentially severe, thunderstorms to develop this evening before a cold front moves through tonight.

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