Flash Flood Watch

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING
 THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...BRAZOS...
 BURLESON...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...
 GRIMES...HARRIS...HOUSTON...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MADISON...
 MATAGORDA...MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...
 WALKER...WALLER...WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

* THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ALREADY OCCURRED OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE WATCH AREA WITH RAINFALL TOTALS NEAR 7.0" IN JACKSON COUNTY.

  WIDESPREAD 1 TO 3" HAS ALREADY OCCURRED WITH ANOTHER 1 TO 3"
  POSSIBLE THROUGH TOMORROW.

* FLASH FLOODING CAN EASILY OCCUR OVER URBAN AREAS WERE CONCRETE ALLOWS WATER TO EASILY POND. TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN! LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS WILL ALSO BE PRONE FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.