Conroe, August 8 – Darren Hess, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, issued the following statement this morning:
“Overnight our area experienced excessive rainfall with some locations seeing over 2” of rain. Widespread across Montgomery County we saw an average of 1.5” of rain. We should begin to see the rain tapering off as the morning progresses, and this should allow a good portion of the water to run off. This afternoon, as the day temperatures begin to rise we will likely see another round of showers and storms forming over our area. With the higher temperatures and moist atmosphere, we could see heavier bands with rainfall amounts up to 4” in some locations. What this means for us, with our saturated grounds, are flash flooding conditions. Rapid rainfall, with runoff will contribute to street flooding in some areas this afternoon into the evening hours. This weather pattern is expected to move through our area, and clear out with no training patterns expected. MCOHSEM will continue to monitor our weather conditions, and re-advise if we see significant changes.”
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, for Montgomery, Waller, Liberty, San Jacinto, Harris, Fort Bend, Polk, and Chambers counties.