Area residents should keep an eye on the weather this week, with heavy rainfall set to inundate the Houston area over the next several days.
The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is monitoring a tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico, which developed into Tropical Storm Imelda on Tuesday afternoon, according to the AccuWeather Global Weather Center.
The tropical disturbance is expected to drift inland Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Regardless of whether the system strengthens, HCFCD has advised residents to prepare for heavy rainfall and possible flooding.
Scattered thunderstorms will continue to move through the region through Thursday, according to the county.
According to the HCFCD, widespread rainfall amounts of 4-6 inches will likely spread over much of the Houston area, with totals of 10-12 inches possible in isolated areas. The threat for creek, bayou and river flooding will increasing by mid-week, while tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Gulf Coast, including Houston.
For updates, residents are advised to follow HCFCD on social media (@hcfcd) and sign up for rainfall and water level alerts at fwsalerts.org.