Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts beginning today. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in southeast Texas by early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Harris County. A Storm Surge Warning is also in effect for Harris County. Additional watches and warnings are likely to be issued as the forecast solidifies.
Based on this forecast, heavy rain and flooding, as well as high tides and storm surge for coastal areas are possible. Residents are urged to closely monitor local media for forecast updates.
Impacts to Harris County residents will include widespread rainfall, potentially creating rises in streams and bayous. Rainfall will begin as soon as tonight. Residents should expect some street flooding during periods of heavier rainfall. Current rainfall forecasts through Wednesday:
- 6-10 inches of rain for communities south of Interstate 10
- 5 to 7 inches for the rest of the county.
- Isolated areas of higher rainfall amounts may be possible.
Residents in coastal areas of Harris County in and along Galveston Bay should prepared for higher tides through Tuesday. High tides are already creating flooding roadways in some coastal areas. Residents should follow public safety advice given by local officials.
It is important to ACT NOW to prepare your family for potential tropical weather.