A flash flood watch has been issued for Friday and Saturday throughout south-central and southeast Texas, including Brazoria County.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said a cold front and potent upper level system are forecast to move across the region and produce locally heavy rainfall Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
Flood Watch National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 1142 AM CST Thu Dec 6 2018 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-300-313- 335>338-436>438-071200- /O.CON.KHGX.FF.A.0011.181207T1800Z-181208T1800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Austin-Brazoria Islands-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Coastal Brazoria- Coastal Galveston-Coastal Harris-Coastal Jackson- Coastal Matagorda-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula-Grimes-Houston- Inland Brazoria-Inland Galveston-Inland Harris-Inland Jackson- Inland Matagorda-Madison-Matagorda Islands-Montgomery- Northern Liberty-Polk-San Jacinto-Southern Liberty-Trinity-Walker- Waller-Washington-Wharton- Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City, Baytown, Bellville, Brenham, Brookshire, Bryan, Caldwell, Cleveland, Clute, Coldspring, College Station, Columbus, Conroe, Corrigan, Crockett, Dayton, Devers, Dickinson, Eagle Lake, Edna, El Campo, First Colony, Freeport, Friendswood, Galveston, Ganado, Groveton, Hempstead, Houston, Huntsville, La Marque, Lake Jackson, League City, Liberty, Livingston, Madisonville, Mission Bend, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Navasota, Old River-Winfree, Palacios, Pasadena, Pearland, Pecan Grove, Prairie View, Rosenberg, Sealy, Shepherd, Somerville, Stowell, Sugar Land, Surfside Beach, Texas City, The Woodlands, Trinity, Waller, Weimar, Wharton, and Winnie 1142 AM CST Thu Dec 6 2018 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of south central Texas and southeast Texas... including the following counties...in south central Texas... Coastal Jackson and Inland Jackson. In southeast Texas... Austin...Brazoria Islands...Brazos...Burleson...Chambers... Coastal Brazoria...Coastal Galveston...Coastal Harris... Coastal Matagorda...Colorado...Fort Bend...Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula...Grimes...Houston...Inland Brazoria... Inland Galveston...Inland Harris...Inland Matagorda... Madison...Matagorda Islands...Montgomery...Northern Liberty... Polk...San Jacinto...Southern Liberty...Trinity...Walker... Waller...Washington and Wharton. * From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning * A cold front and potent upper level system are forecast to move across the area and produce locally heavy rainfall Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected over most of the area but isolated spots could see as much as 8 to 10 inches. Rainfall should be coming to an end early Saturday morning from the west and clear the coast by Saturday afternoon. * This episode of heavy rainfall could result in isolated flash flooding along area roadways, underpasses and low lying areas as well as small creeks and tributaries. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of floods and flash floods. If flash flooding is observed...act quickly. Move up to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising. 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.FL