A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the following counties: Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Waller, Walker & Washington counties through Thursday night. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for Lee County through Thursday night. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible through Thursday night. Some areas may even see totals of 5 to 7 inches of localized rainfall.
A line of strong to occasionally severe thunderstorms fired up along the Northern Brazos Valley during the afternoon hours of Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Outflow winds caused a shelf cloud to move over parts of the area.
A shelf -- or Arcus -- cloud is typically a line of clouds attached to thunderstorms pushing out an outflow boundary (aka cooler winds ahead of the storm).
That outflow wind moved through parts of the Brazos Valley at roughly 30 to 40mph.
Above are pictures shared with News 3 from Weather Watchers across the Brazos Valley.
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