Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
358 PM CDT TUE MAY 27 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT 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 WEDNESDAY MORNING

* ANOTHER ROUND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS WILL BE MOVING INTO THE AREA FROM THE WEST AND NORTHWEST THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
  RAINFALL TOTALS SO FAR TODAY HAVE AVERAGED FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 10. SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE TOTALS HAVE AVERAGED AROUND HALF AN INCH WITH ISOLATED TOTALS OF 2 INCHES. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT COULD LEAD TO FLOODING.

* FLASH FLOODING CAN EASILY OCCUR OVER URBANIZED AREAS WHERE PONDING LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR. IF ON THE ROAD AND ENCOUNTERING WATER ACROSS THE ROADWAY OF UNKNOWN DEPTH...TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN! LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS WILL ALSO HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF 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.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

DISTURBANCES MOVING AROUND A NEAR STATIONARY NORTHERN TEXAS UPPER LOW WILL INDUCE PERIODS OF REGIONAL MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH SATURDAY. DAILY...OR 24 HOUR...RAINFALL TOTALS WILL TYPICALLY RANGE FROM SLIGHTLY UNDER AN INCH TO NEAR TWO INCHES...WITH ISOLATED TWO TO FOUR INCH AMOUNTS. OTHER THAN THE FLOODING THREAT...DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WINDS OF GREATER THAN 50 MPH IN GUST AND/OR AN ISOLATED WEAK TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT WITHIN THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORM CELLS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS NEED TO BE ALERT AND BE PREPARED TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRENCES THROUGH THE WEEK.