Spring, Texas – January 1, 2019 (Harris County Office of Emergency Management): According to the National Weather Service, periods of rainfall will be returning to our area late this evening through Thursday morning. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts are possible.

With grounds still wet from last week, these rainfall totals could lead to rises on area creeks, rivers and bayous and flooding of low-lying areas. Rainfall could affect driving conditions during tomorrow’s evening commute. Street flooding will be possible.

Residents are encouraged monitor local forecast and road conditions before their afternoon commute on Wednesday and before driving Thursday morning.

Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind if you have to get out on the roads.
  • If you must travel never drive into high water and use extreme caution at underpasses and low-lying areas where water accumulates.
  • Always remember to Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ® DO NOT DRIVE through high water and DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES!
  • Just 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has already been issued in preparation for the rain event. A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning for numerous counties in Southeast Texas, including Harris & Montgomery counties.

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.

Stay tuned to SpringHappenings.com for further developments. Updates will be posted to our Facebook and website as necessary.