Heavy Rainfall Potential for Labor Day and Keeping an Eye on the Gulf
The National Weather Service has advised that scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible today with numerous thunderstorms developing tonight into Monday morning.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued from midnight tonight through Monday evening for Montgomery County.
A disturbance off the Louisiana coast will drift west today and tonight. This feature will bring scattered showers and storms to the area today. A more significant heavy rain threat is expected tonight into Monday morning. The upper level disturbance will be centered over Southeast Texas and a weak coastal front will develop. Showers and storms will train along the boundary and could produce very heavy rain with rainfall rates between 1 and 3 inches per hour. The greatest risk for flood producing rains will be east of an Edna to Katy to Groveton line. A Flash Flood Watch will likely be required later tonight into Monday.
As the week progresses all eyes will be on the Tropics and the Gulf Of Mexico as we continue to monitor a system that will be making its way out over Gulf Waters early this week. The National Hurricane Center has given this system an 80% chance of development. Currently models are taking this system into the Louisiana coast, however this may increase our rain chances again, later this coming week.
Now is the time to prepare and finalize all hurricane preparedness kits and plans. Continue to closely monitor the weather forecast as we move through the next few days. Things can change quickly.
The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management along with elected officials and partners will continue to closely monitor this situation as we progress through the rest of the holiday weekend and into next week. We will update as new information becomes available.
For help and information on preparing for disasters, download our new preparedness app ReadyMCTX to your mobile device. Now is the time to prepare. To receive emergency alerts to your phone or email from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, register at http://www.mc911.org/page/ecd.AlertMCTX. When you are creating your profile, you must check the box next to Share my Smart911 profile with TX-Montgomery-County-911 to support emergency preparedness.
Stay informed and monitor conditions for Montgomery County and the surrounding area on the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s website www.mctxoem.org.