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Local Rainfall Totals Exceed Five Inches
Special Severe Weather Blog

By: Rodney Harris
By: Rodney Harris

5:40 PM: The rain is tapering off across the Brazos Valley. Some pretty healthy totals have accumulated across Burleson, Washignton, Waller, and Montgomery counties. Mostly cloudy skies will be the general rule for the remainder of the evening.

3:40 PM: The Flash Flood Watch in effect from Bryan/College Station-southeastward has been canceled.

2:40 PM: Fastrac Doppler Radar is estimating some pretty high rainfall totals over the past few hours across Washington, Grimes, Waller, Montgomery, and Harris counties.

Click here to see the estimated rainfall map as of 3:40 p.m.

2:11 PM: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Montgomery county until 4:15 p.m.

2:05 PM: We're watching a potentially strong storm southwest of Cameron in Milam county. There is no warning in effect for the storm, but it may be producing some hail as it moves toward Cameron over the next 15-20 min.

1:30 PM: An Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory is in effect for Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, and Washington counties until 3:00 p.m.

12:42 PM: An Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory is in effect for Milam county until 3:30 p.m.

12:36 PM: Over the past hour we've been fielding calls with viewers reporting over four inches of rain in Burleson county and other locations south of Bryan/College Station. Brenham has officially picked up over four inches of rain and we've received reports of over five inches of rain in Caldwell.

An additional 1-3 inches of rain is possible through the afternoon hours and heavy rain continues to re-develop over the same area.

Rodney Harris
News 3 Weather

10:40 AM: The new Flash Flood Watch in effect doesn't just include the Brazos Valley. The watch extends southeastward towards Houston as well.

Click here to see the watch map.

10:30 AM: Some pretty good has has already hit the buckets south of Bryan/College Station. Brenham is reporting over two inches of rain officially, with more in the forecast.

As a warm front and upper-level disturbance pushes across the region, showers and thunderstorms are forecast to re-develop over the Brazos Valley. Heavy rain appears to be primary threat with an additional 1-3 inches of rain possible across the Brazos Valley.

Remember, a Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding -- rapidly rising water with little or no notice. Small creeks, streams, streets, and other areas that are known to flood quickly should be monitored throughout the afternoon.

Rodney Harris
News 3 Weather

9:45 AM: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington counties through 4:00 p.m.


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