If you expected to close out the month of April with some much-needed mild, calm weather, too bad. Forecasters say a line of storms expected to crash through the region this weekend could dump even more rain on areas still trying to recover from last week's historic flooding. In addition to heavy rain, this weekend's thunderstorms — expected to last from Friday night into early Sunday morning — could bring high winds, hail and possibly even tornadoes.
The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a flash flood warning for much of the Houston area starting today at 1 p.m. and lasting until 7 a.m. Sunday. While this weekend's forecast is nothing compared to last week's storms (no reason to panic), they could still dump a significant amount of rain — like four to eight inches in some places, according to Space City Weather — on a region still saturated from last week's flooding (so do prepare and keep an eye on the forecasts).
The storm's expected to be at its worst Friday night, leveling out sometime Saturday morning. Scattered storms could still linger over the area well into Sunday.