Spring, Texas – May 22nd, 2017: An upper-level disturbance will be passing overhead today and generate showers and thunderstorms across the region. On average, 1 to 3 inches of rain can be expected over the watch area. Most of the region can handle these totals with minimal impacts. However, a surface boundary situated closer to the coast may focus periods of much heavier downpours and lead to some much higher rain totals…possibly in excess of 5 inches at some locations. This would lead to some flash flooding issues such as street, creek and possibly river flooding. Pinpointing exactly where this boundary will be situated is difficult as it could meander north and south through the morning and early afternoon hours.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON

Flash Flood Watch for portions of Southeast Texas and southeast Texas…including the following counties…in Southeast Texas…Jackson. In southeast Texas…Brazoria… Chambers…Fort Bend…Galveston…Harris…Liberty…Matagorda and Wharton.

What does a flash flood watch mean? 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.