Update, 12 p.m.

The flash flood warning in Galveston County ended at 11:30 a.m. There are currently no severe weather watches or warning in the county.

Rain is still forecast to continue through the rest of the day and into the evening. 

Showers and thunderstorms are likely in Galveston on Wednesday evening, mainly before 8 p.m.

Update, 8:51 a.m.

The City of League City asked drivers to avoid the some roads earlier this morning because of high water.

The closed roads include:

  • Interstate 45 southbound feeder exit ramp for state Highway 96
  • League City Parkway at Hobbs
  • the 2500 block of I-45 southbound feeder
  • the 2100 block of I-45 northbound feeder
  • the 1000 block of I-45 northbound feeder

Original Story

Most of Galveston County is under a flash flood warning until 11:30 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in League City.

The warning area includes League City, Bacliff, Dickinson, Hitchcock, Texas City, La Marque and Tiki Island.

The weather service advised people against driving or walking through flood waters and to seek higher ground if necessary.

The flash flood warning area includes more that 373,000 people, 99 schools and 8 hospitals, according to the weather service.

There were no immediate reports of dangerous flooding the area as of 8:45 a.m.. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

It's the second time in two days the county has been under a flash flood warning. More rain is expected throughout the day and the rest of the week.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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