Pacific Storm Headed for Houston

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TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 8th)

Houston Spotlight
March 7, 2016
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Photo credit: Tim Heller

The same storm that pounded Southern California with rain and snow last week will move into and stall over the south-central United States TOMORROW (Tuesday, March 8th). The slow movement of this storm enhances the risk of excessive rainfall.

This powerful Pacific storm will bring disruptive weather to Houston much of this coming week. While we may experience a few showers today, the storm is not expected to hit Houston until tomorrow afternoon. Widespread heavy showers are likely across the city tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday. Depending upon how fast or slow the low pressure is moving, rain could linger into next Friday, as well.

This storm could produce damaging winds and large hail. Tornadoes will be possible Tuesday afternoon and night, as the storm blows in. There will be the potential for flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, as we experience heavy thunderstorms. The rain totals are expected to be between four and eight inches, which is plenty to flood the streets.

Stay safe and dry this week, Houstonians!


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