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Severe Weather Potential: Residents Urged to Be Weather Aware Today

A cold front passing through the area today brings the potential for severe weather to nearly all of Southeast Texas.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for thunderstorms bringing widespread rainfall of 1” – 3” with isolated areas receiving as much as 4 inches. Strong, damaging winds, hail, and a slight chance of isolated tornadoes are also possible. Residents should be prepared for severe weather conditions through 6:00 p.m.

The biggest threat will be street flooding in areas that receive the most rainfall. Motorists should be extremely careful and remember never to attempt to drive through high water areas. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Ponding on roadways can also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Slow down and leave a little extra room between you and vehicles ahead.

NWS has issued a Wind Advisory until 6:00 p.m. and residents should expect additional weather watches and warnings throughout the day. Monitor local media, social media, and other trustworthy news sources for weather information. Be prepared to act immediately if a warning is issued in your area.

For more information on how to prepare and stay safe during a severe weather event, visit ReadyHarris.org.

Stay informed by following HCOHSEM updates at ReadyHarris.org, on social media, and by signing up for Ready Harris Alerts or ReadyHarris Accessible Alerts.