Flash Flood Watch in effect for Houston area

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Houston area through 7 a.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Service expects up to three inches of rain per hour in Southeast Texas this morning, but heavier storms in some sections could dump as much as four to eight inches. That could impact areas prone to flooding.

Thunder and rain started in the metro area around 4 a.m. with some heavy storms hitting the west side.

Morning rains are expected to slowly weaken during the day, but the chance of precipitation will remain at around 50%.

An upper level storm will slowly push through the region Saturday with a 70% chance for more rain. The day may start fairly dry but turn stormier during the afternoon and evening.

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