Heavy showers may bring flash flooding to Houston Monday as cold front blows through Texas

Gusting winds and small hail are also a threat, according to meteorologists.

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Rain is expected in Houston on Monday, April 25, 2022. 

Rain is expected in Houston on Monday, April 25, 2022. 

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A sunny start to the week in Houston will be dashed by showers Monday afternoon, some of which could bring heavy rainfall and potentially severe storms through the evening. 

A weak cold front pushing through Texas on Monday will bring storms to Southeast Texas starting in the Brazos Valley in the late morning, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) in League City. By early afternoon, those storms should hit the Houston metro. They'll be near the coast in the late afternoon and early evening hours, meteorologists said. 

Here's where NWS meteorologists think the most rain will fall: 

Much of the area will see rainfall totals between 0.5 to 2 inches, but meteorologists also say some areas could see 3 to 4 inches. As the rain falls, experts urge caution when driving.

The storms have already brought record-breaking rainfall to College Station, where rain gauges recorded 2.04 inches so far today—surpassing the daily record 2.03 inches the city received on April 25, 1948. 

Heavy downpours could lead to street flooding and ponding, which runs the risk for drivers to hydroplane. Meteorologists said bayous and creeks might rise quickly as the rain moves in, but none are expected to be pushed out of their banks. 

Monday's storms could also turn severe in spots, according to the NWS. Meteorologists warn of potentially damaging wind with gusts up to 60 mph, small hail and frequent lightning could sweep in with stronger storms. 

The threat of heavy rainfall and severe weather lasts through the night. Although storms should be mostly out of the Greater Houston area by Tuesday morning, some showers may linger near the coast, according to meteorologists. 

After the front moves through, Houston has mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures in the forecast for the rest of the week. Temperatures will rise to the mid-70s Tuesday as clouds clear out. They'll dip to the low 60s overnight. By Wednesday, skies will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the low 80s during the day and in the mid-60s overnight. Houston will be in the mid-80s during the day and mid- to upper-60s during the night until at least Sunday. 

Small chances of rain are likely to return this coming weekend. 

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