Montgomery County and Surrounding Areas, April 2 – The National Weather Service has warned “severe weather and flooding may be possible Sunday from the approach and passage of an upper level storm system.” The region facing the threat includes Montgomery County as well as Harris, Waller, Liberty, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Jackson, Matagorda, Polk, San Jacinto, and Wharton counties.
There is a threat of tornadoes, hail, and damage winds. Locally heavy rainfall may occur. Flash flooding, a problem, which the poor drainage planning of the County government has exacerbated, is likely in low lying areas along with the rapid rises of area rivers, creeks, and bayous.
The Weather Service has predicted the storm will probably begin after midnight Sunday and persist through a large portion of the day. Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack has added, “Weather patterns are holding steady. We should expect storms around 5 a.m.”
Major problems that persist with the Montgomery County goverment’s website suggest that prudent readers may want to consult with the National Weather Service website for up-to-date information: forecast.weather.gov.