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Monday, January 7, 2013

Flood & Severe Storm Threat

By Gene Norman

The clouds are already beginning to stream back in this afternoon, but some light rain might begin to develop in far southern neighborhoods late tonight. The image here shows the rain forecast for the next few days. The estimates run anywhere from 4 to 7 inches across a large part of east and southeast Texas. This means we could see flash flooding Tuesday into Wednesday. A vigorous storm system which was in California a few days ago will strengthen as it pulls out from West Texas. Warm, moist air from the Gulf will be drawn inland as fuel for the system. Upper-level winds will be in a prime position to allow strong to severe storms to form which may produce TORNADOES.

It is very important that you stay tuned to this feed and stay aware of the rapidly-changing conditions.

TONGHT: Cloudy and cool with isolated pockets of light rain far south and west of Houston. Temperatures in the low 50s with steady east winds 8-12 mph.

TUESDAY: Periods of light rain becoming steadier and heavier through the day. Rapid rainfall may lead to flash flooding and high water on roads. Temperatures in the mid 60s with east winds 10-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Periods of heavy rain accompanied by strong to severe thunderstorms which may produce isolated TORNADOES. Temperatures in the mid 60s to near 70. Southeast winds 10-15 mph.

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