SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ends for the Brazos Valley
Residual areas of localized, low-lying flooding remain into the evening
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - UPDATE - The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been CANCELED for Madison, Walker, and San Jacinto Counties. Storms and the severe weather threat have come to an end.
Residual low-lying flooding remains a concern in a few portions of Leon and Trinity Counties after flash flooding occurred due to Monday afternoon’s heavy rain. 1″ to 4″ of rain were reported across the Eastern Brazos Valley between noon and 5 pm Monday.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for the following counties until 7pm Monday:
• Madison • Walker • San Jacinto (Houston & Trinity Counties have been removed from the watch as of 3:45pm)
As of the time the watch was issued by the National Weather Service, the potential hazards listed were:
- Scattered, damaging wind gusts up to 70mph
- Large up to half dollar in size
- Brief tornado concerns
While these storms have remained non-severe through much of the morning, as they interact with better dynamics in the atmosphere, a few segments could become severe at times. Otherwise, wind gust 30-50mph, pea-size hail, and prolific lightning will be common with storm activity through early evening. This includes storm activity for those not included in the watch area.
Heavy rain is also a very real concern this afternoon. Rainfall rates of 1″ to 1.5″ per 30 minutes have already been experienced with storms that have reached parts of Leon County. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING was in effect for Northern Leon County until 4pm Monday.
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