So maybe your morning commute wasn't as full of Houston-size puddles as anticipated — according to KHOU, as of this morning, there were zero reports of street flooding and just 0.03 inches of rain. Hardly enough to bring out the Houston Fire Department's rescue boats that have been ready to go since yesterday.
But that doesn't mean we're off the hook just yet. Houston will remain under a flash flood watch until 5 p.m. this evening, with scattered thunderstorms throughout the day. Both the City of Houston and Harris County activated their emergency management teams yesterday — the City of Houston estimated that we should get four to five inches total in the next few days, with isolated areas seeing as much as seven to ten.
Elsewhere, three tornadoes were reported west of Fort Worth between Monday night and Tuesday morning; four people were injured. Houston's tornado watch that was expected to continue through this morning was called off yesterday at 6 p.m.
Expect storms to continue off and on through Friday, but the sun should return by Saturday, at least.
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