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Rains beginning to move into SE Texas as lift approaches ahead of strong upper level disturbance. 1-2 inches of rain likely overnight. Some of the storms will be strong with gusty winds, instability is weak though so a big severe weather outbreak is ...
Rain pounds Houston
HOUSTON - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
Heavy rain will linger through the morning hours on Tuesday, causing street flooding across town.
As of 6 a.m. at least two northbound lanes of I-45 at Main Street were blocked due to high water. Some cars pushed their way through, however.
List of high-water locations:
I-10 EAST WB at CEDAR LN
I-45 GULF SB at SCOTT ST
I-45 NORTH NB at N MAIN ST
US-290 EB at 610 WEST LOOP
610 WEST LOOP SB at W 18TH ST
FM 362 NB at WALLER-GRIMES LINE
Stalled cars were reported on Fondren near Highway 59 on the southwest side, and an accident involving high water was reported on I-10 West westbound at the Mason exit ramp.
METRO Rail is experiencing delays up to 10 minutes, and bus service is transferring passengers between downtown and Burnett where the rail line is shut down.
Early Tuesday, more than 3 inches of rain was already reported in some areas northeast of downtown. About 2 inches of rain was reported on the southwest side, and about 1.5 inches was reported in the Pasadena area.
A portion of southeast Texas is under a Flash Flood Watch until 10 a.m., including the following
counties: Austin, Colorado, Jackson, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton.