Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flash Flood Watch and Coastal Flood Warning

Hello everyone -
I am deviating from my usual format because of the weather concerns for southeast TX for the end of this week.

Low pressure off the Texas coast and an upper storm system moving in from the west are going to cause heavy rain to fall in southeast Texas on Friday, including in and around the Houston area. The found out about the following two advisories from the National Weather Service.

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING is in effect because of strong onshore winds that cause tides to run up to 2 feet above normal. According to the National Weather Service, worst flooding should occur late Friday. Highway 87 and other coastal flood prone areas are at risk.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect Friday for southeast Texas. And average of 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall across the area with isolated totals of 5 to 7 inches.

Looking at the latest data, heavy rain could start by daybreak Friday and occur into late Friday evening. Please be extra cautious and remember the rule of thumb of "Turn Around Don't Drown" if you encounter a flooded roadway either in a vehicle or on foot.

I'll get back to my usual format in my next post.

Have a safe weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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