HOUSTON – After a cold week, the temperatures will be back to normal for this upcoming week.
Instead of the cold, southeast Texas will have to deal with wet weather starting tonight and into tomorrow.
The rainfall will be heavy, so a flood threat exists across the region this week.
Here is the latest we know.
Rainfall could begin as early as tonight, but shouldn’t become too heavy until we arrive into Monday morning.
Your Monday morning commute could be on the messy side. Future track is showing rainfall entering the area from the west and southwest at 8 a.m.
As the day progresses, the rainfall will become heavier as waves of storms move into the area.
By the evening, storms should begin to move to the east which will provide for a bit of break before another round of rainfall begins to develop and head this way for Tuesday. This cycle of storms will repeat until Wednesday. Rain chances will drop by Thursday with only a 10% chance. It bumps up to 20% on Friday and Saturday.
Although there is high chance of rainfall from Monday to Wednesday, we are expecting the heaviest amounts to fall on Monday. Future track shows some areas could see 3-4 inches of rain on Monday alone. This could cause some street flooding problems, especially in low-lying areas.
Because of the risk for heavy rains, the National Weather Service has put out a slight risk for flooding over a fairly wide area. The slight risk goes from the middle Texas coast all the way through southeast Texas and up into the Pineywoods of East Texas. Some areas could receive over 5-6 inches of rain before the wet weather finally begins to move out of here later this week.
RAINFALL CHANCES THIS WEEK
So to recap, there is a high chance of rain from Monday to Wednesday. A sure bet of rain on Monday with a 100% chance. Rainfall chances remain high on Tuesday and Wednesday at 80% before dropping toward the latter half of the week.
The good news is while it will be wet, it will also be much warmer than last week, so we will not have to worry about ice or any winter weather mischief. There is a severe risk for Tuesday, but the threat looks fairly low at this time. Right now, it appears any severe risk would be a low chance for hail and damaging winds. We will update you if this changes.
KPRC 2 Flood Tracker
With heavy rainfall in the forecast, a great tool to check on is our exclusive KPRC 2 Flood Tracker.
Any time there’s significant rainfall in the Houston-area you’ll know exactly which regions are seeing the greatest impact on Click2Houston.com/floodtracker.
Here are three key ways we are able to communicate critical safety information:
KPRC 2′s expert meteorologists have flood gauge maps they can use on air to show you current conditions. When all the gauges are green, we’re in great shape. When gauges start to change to yellow and red, water is rising. This is an easy, visual way to see when and where people and property are most at risk of flooding.
2 Weather App – Thanks to our partnership with the Harris County Flood Control District, people with the KPRC 2 weather app who have alerts turned on will get flood alerts right on their phone. These are similar to the lightning alerts you may be used to receiving when dangerous lightning is in your area. If a flood gauge in your immediate area shows rising water, you will get an alert from the KPRC 2 weather app. This is unique to our app and is a key reason why it’s a valuable resource during flooding events. You can download Frank’s Free Forecast Weather App by searching KPRC in your app store. You can also find a link to it HERE. You can also get it by scanning the QR code we’ve put up during portions of our newscasts.
Click2Houston.com/FloodTracker – This is the web page you’ll want to bookmark. Here you can see current stream status as well as 1-hour, 3-hour, 6-hour, 12-hour, 24-hour, 2-day, and 7-day rainfall totals. All of these maps show the potential for flooding with a simple color-coded system.
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