Morning update from Transtar - so far, so good in Harris County

- Harris County officials have been up all night long monitoring and tracking the storms.

There was some flooding last night, particularly in low-lying areas, as storms rolled through around 11:00 P.M.

Harris County meteorologist, Jeff Linder, talks about preparations and what to expect on Wednesday:

“Right now we are seeing heavy rain in the northwestern part of Harris County, in the Tomball and Cypress areas, so, as you get ready to go to work there will be some heavy rain there.

"Also in the western part of the county, watch out for ponding on the roadways and we always stress, turn around, don't drown and don't drive in areas where there is high water.“

“The main problem we have is street flooding and we saw that Memorial day and Halloween last year  And again encourage people not to drive into the high water. If you have a route you take to work,  that typically gets high water when it rains,  maybe today is not the best day to take the route.”

“Be aware.  Check in with the weather, things can change quickly around here, especially in situations like this. It can change over a small distance, You could be fine in Katy, but if you drive to downtown there could be issues. So pay attention to what the weather is doing throughout the day and check in”

 “In terms of the amount of water we have seen, so far, overnight, anywhere from an inch in the northwest part of the county, to less than a half inch across  the rest of the county which we have been able to handle well.  The bayous are doing perfectly well this morning and this main threat over the next few will be street flooding in the northwest part of the county. “

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