Strong storms leave the Houston area

HOUSTON (KIAH) – The storms that rumbled through the Houston area are moving out of the area.

As of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, the thunderstorms that hit the area have roughly moved through most of the Houston area and are moving east to Beaumont.

The storms mostly brought minor flooding to the area for about an hour, but the waters receded an hour later.

A few tornadoes were tracked, including one in Fort Bend County near Beasley and another in Brazoria County near the Iowa Colony.

Meanwhile, heavy rains poured across the region, with some areas showing early signs of flooding.

Beginning at 5:30 a.m., a cluster of strong storms moved across the western side of the region, extending from Brenham to Sealy, Austin County and beginning to move into the western portion of Fort Bend County.

Most of the Houston area is now under tornado and flash flood watch. The tornado watch is until 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and the flash flood watch is until 9 a.m. Flood watch is expanding in the Beaumont area and Louisiana.

High winds and possible hail are also expected from storms arriving from the west, with parts of Austin County already under a tornado warning at 5:45 a.m.

The storms have already hit parts of central Texas pretty hard, with heavy rain and strong winds.

Stick with CW39 for the rest of the morning for more real-time severe weather updates.

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