Worst of Houston’s rain over

Just a brief update for you for the late afternoon and evening.

We have good news: The heaviest rain this afternoon organized a bit too late to hit the areas hardest hit this morning. Instead, heavy rain is now sliding off to the east of Houston.

Narrow band of heavy rain has moved east of Baytown and extends south to about League City as of 3:30 PM. (College of DuPage)


Most rain will exit east of the city for the evening commute. You will want to continue to watch for areas of high water around the area. The Flood Warning remains in effect for the western Harris, northern Fort Bend, and northeast Wharton Counties until 4:15 PM. Additional minor flooding is possible along Little Cypress Creek, but serious flooding in northern Harris County is not expected.

For tonight and tomorrow morning, I do expect showers to re-organize, but with the front now off to the east of most of Houston, the heavy rainfall threat will shift toward Beaumont or (more likely) Lake Charles. In Houston, just expect some showers, maybe a rumble of thunder, but no severe weather and likely no serious flooding issues.

HRRR model forecast shows the idea of rain redeveloping tonight, with the heaviest off to the east of Houston. (Weather Bell)


By tomorrow, this will all be history. We should see gradual clearing and a nice break from rain.

Posted at 3:35 PM by Matt

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7 thoughts on “Worst of Houston’s rain over”

  1. 1.8″ around Ellington, all after I left for work.

    Easy drive home, seems like a lot of people stayed home today.

  2. But what about Friday, Eric? Forecasters are already saying we could be right back into this kind of severe weather regimen on that day, thanks to a Pacific weather system? What are your thoughts on that?

  3. Red alert Eric:

    Major wind event likely in store for area this weekend. Winds of 55+ mph possible over Gulf waters. I think you need to blog on this, as this may cause serious problems, such as power outages, for area residents!

    • Are there lots of power lines over the Gulf waters? Seriously, onshore wind gusts will probably be in the 20s.

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