A number of slow thunderstorms are moving over Houston to Galveston, according to the National Weather Service.
Slight road flooding is possible, said the weather service. A major weather alert was issued for Galveston, northeast Brazoria and southeast Harris Counties by 10:00 p.m.
The storm has triggered a flood warning along the Eastex Freeway heading south off Lauder Road, according to the Houston TranStar traffic map. Heavy rainfall has also been detected in Halls Bayou on Tidwell Road near Forest Brook Middle School and Brays Bayou on Rice Avenue near Meyerland, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System.
The storm cut power to more than 300 CenterPoint Energy customers north of the Galleria, near Loop 610 and San Felipe. Hundreds of other customers are without power in the Willow Meadows area near Bellfort and Stella Link. Approximately 99.8 percent of CenterPoint’s customers still have electricity.
CenterPoint spokeswoman Alejandra Diaz said the company had hired additional repair teams because of the weather.
“The CenterPoint Energy crews are actively restoring power as quickly and safely as possible,” she said.
Several showers and thunderstorms can be expected in the next few days. According to the weather service, there is little risk of excessive rainfall across the region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the Houston area and surrounding counties. Occasionally, higher quantities are possible.