LIVE UPDATES: Severe weather could trigger tornadoes and lead to flooding in the Houston area

Heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches may fall in some areas, and more than 6 inches is possible in some areas.

HOUSTON — Severe weather is expected today with the possibility of high winds, tornadoes and potential flooding in the Houston area.

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What do you need to know

  • The strongest of the storms should be in the Houston area between 10:00 and 17:00.
  • In the afternoon, a squall line forms along the approaching cold front, which can cause damaging winds and occasional tornadoes, especially south of I-10.
  • Wind gusts between 30 and 50 mph can be seen in the area, according to the National Weather Service.
  • In strong gusts of wind, loose items may be blown away, large vehicles may be damaged, and residents are encouraged to secure items outdoors.
  • Some areas may see 1 to 3 inches of heavy rainfall, and some areas may see more than 6 inches.

Houston radar

What is a tornado warning?

A tornado warning is issued by the local NOAA meteorologists who monitor the weather in the area. NOAA said it issues an alert when observers report a tornado or detect its radar and there is a serious threat to life and property in its path. During a tornado warning, you must act immediately to find safe shelter.

What is a tornado clock?

During a tornado watch, tornadoes are possible in and around the watch area, according to NOAA. This means that now is the time to rethink your emergency plans. It is important to act quickly if there is a tornado warning and if you see one coming.

What to do during a tornado

When a tornado warning is issued, it is important to act quickly, according to NOAA.

If you are at home, be sure to go to a safe room or an inner room away from windows that could be blown out by the wind.

If you are at work or school, be sure to follow the tornado drill instructions and head to your shelter. Again, stay away from windows. NOAA also advises against going into large open spaces such as dining halls or gyms.

If you are outside, seek shelter in a solid building. NOAA advised that sheds and storage areas should be avoided.

If you are in a vehicle, it is recommended that you drive up to a solid shelter. If you can’t get to the shelter, get in your car or abandon it and head into a low area like a ditch.

What are the signs of a tornado?

Some tornadoes form without warning, so it’s important to know what to look out for. According to NOAA, these are the signs to look out for:

  • Strong, constant rotation at the bottom of the cloud.
  • Swirling dust or debris on the ground below the cloud base – tornadoes sometimes don’t have a funnel!
  • Hail or heavy rain followed by either complete calm or fast and strong winds. Many tornadoes are shrouded in heavy rainfall and cannot be seen.
  • Day or Night – A loud, continuous roar or hum that does not subside for several seconds, like thunder.
  • Night. Small bright flashes of blue-green to white at ground level during a thunderstorm (as opposed to silvery lightning in clouds). These mid-range power lines are cut off by very strong winds, possibly tornadoes.
  • Night – Persistent descending from the base of a cloud, illuminated by lightning, or outlined by a silhouette, especially if it is visually in contact with the ground or there is a blue-green-white flash of power below it.

Latest updates:

Tuesday, January 24

8:55: The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for El Campo, Ganado and Louie until 9:30 am.

7:55: Early morning rains have already made roads slippery during busy commutes.

Monday, January 23

8:30 PM: Houston ISD said it weather monitoringbut nothing has been announced so far.

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