The National Weather Service is expecting a heavy rain/flood event this week across the entire region. Five to ten inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, are forecast to begin Tuesday afternoon and continue through the end of the week. A flash flood watch is in effect for southeast Texas and southwest and central Louisiana. This will result in not only flash floods during the heavy rain, but extend to possible moderate to major flooding on area rivers.

In addition, strong southeasterly winds of 20 to 25 mph, with gusts of 30 to 40 mph, can be expected Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. A wind advisory will likely be required both afternoons.

Due to the strong winds, minor coastal flooding is expected during high tides Tuesday through Thursday. A coastal flood advisory or warning may be issued for this event.

Finally, there is a small threat of strong to severe thunderstorms, both Tuesday afternoon and evening, and again on Wednesday. Damaging winds and tornadoes will be the primary threats.