High Humidity Brings Heavy Rain, Floods, Especially To Southeast Texas

The National Weather Service expects more rain to fall over the next three days, and says it only takes a few feet of floodwater to lift a car off the road.

By Kristen Cabrera & Alexandra HartMay 9, 2019 11:08 am

On this penultimate day of the workweek, flash flood warnings remained in effect in Central Texas, and new ones will soon take effect in the Houston area. This comes after many high-water crossings made roads in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and in San Antonio impassable at times on Wednesday.

Dan Reilly is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Houston/Galveston office, and says rain will continue, particularly in the Houston area, for the next three days. He says high humidity is contributing to such high volumes of rain falling during these storms.

“That allowed for about a foot of rain to fall just a few nights ago – Tuesday night – in parts of the greater Houston area in fairly short order,” Reilly says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Where flash flooding will most likely occur over the next few days

– How the next storm will mostly affect Southeast Texas, but also some inland areas

– What people can do to prepare for flooding, and stay safe


Written by Caroline Covington.