Houston area to see severe weather, potential flooding Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8


The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain for the Houston area beginning Friday, Dec. 7, with the potential for flash flooding beginning in the afternoon hours.

The NWS Houston-Galveston branch released a briefing Dec. 6 detailing the storm, which is expected to bring 2-6 inches of rain to the majority of the Greater Houston area, with some localized areas receiving 8-10 inches. The area is under a flash flood watch.

Areas north of Houston, including Conroe and The Woodlands, could receive more than 4 inches of rain total, while areas south of Houston are likely to see more than 3 inches.

According to the briefing, some road flooding is expected.

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Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.
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