The National Weather Service this morning announced a tornado watch for much of southeast Texas, as severe thunderstorms are expected to pummel the area throughout the late morning and early afternoon.
The storms are also expected to bring rains of up to two inches per hour; NWS has also issued a flood advisory for the areas along the Trinity River in Liberty until further notice.
The Chron also reports that an alert went out at Texas A&M in College Station early this morning, urging students and staff there to seek shelter because of the likelihood of high winds and hail.
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The tornado watch for Harris County remains in effect until 4 p.m. today.