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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Fort Bend County

(FORT BEND COUNTY) – A flash flood watch has been issues for parts of Southeast Texas, including Fort Bend County. The flood watch is in effect from today, June 30, through tomorrow evening, Friday, July 1.

Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. Areas with poor drainage closer to the coast are most at risk, particularly more urban areas.

There will be a sharp rainfall totals gradient with the highest amounts over the coastal areas. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-6” expected with isolated higher amounts around 10 inches possible along the coast. The greatest heavy rain threat period is from late tonight through mid-day Friday.

According to the City of Katy Office of Emergency Management, “A poorly organized area of showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico are beginning to impact the immediate Southeast Texas coast this morning. This low-pressure area is expected to turn northward and move inland later today and drag across Southeast Texas through tonight and Friday. While this area has some potential to become a short-lived tropical depression today, the main threat of heavy rainfall will be the same regardless of whether that happens or not. Drought conditions over the area will mitigate the threat somewhat, but high rain rates in the stronger storms and the duration of the event could still cause flooding issues near the coast in spite of that. Locations most at risk are urban, low-lying, and other poor drainage areas.”


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