Strong storms move through Houston area Thursday morning

A line of strong storms are moving through the Houston-area on Thursday morning, bringing the possibility of heavy rain, lightning and brief high winds.

Across the area on Thursday morning, CenterPoint reported more than 50,000 customers without power. That number was down to 17,000 by 8:45 a.m.

According to the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, a downed power line caused by storms passing through started a residential fire in northwest Harris County. No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the following counties until 9 a.m. Thursday:

  • Grimes
  • Montgomery
  • Polk
  • San Jacinto
  • Walker
  • Washington

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