8:30 p.m. Severe weather update

Tornado/Flood Watch issued

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) – A tornado watch has been issued for Washington, Austin, Grimes and Colorado County until 10:00 p.m. After 10:00 p.m., storms will continue to track east overnight into Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Polk County, etc.

Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings sounded throughout the afternoon and evening. As night falls upon us, we will no longer be able to see descending funnel clouds, or tornadoes. This is an advantage that regions to the west have as storms pass during the day. Night tornadoes are almost always more dangerous.

8:30 p.m. Weather update: still calm in the CW39 viewing area, severe storms, tornadoes to our northwest

A WATCH means that conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado. A tornado WARNING means you MUST ACT NOW. A tornado warning would send an alert to your phone or weather radio if there is a tornado in your area.

Multiple tornado warnings are in effect across the state of Texas right now (7:30 p.m.), this storm system shows no indication of giving up anytime soon. New warnings continue to be issued as 8:00 p.m. approaches.

These tornadoes are also shrouded in rain, which sometimes makes them difficult to see and depict on radar. We expect the radar to get more and more “messy” as it crosses far SE TX. Our threat of flooding increases overnight as storms form in one place for hours. A regional flood watch is in effect until Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.

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