HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Friday, a severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 2 p.m. for Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington, Chambers, Colorado, and Wharton counties.

A flash flood watch was also in effect on Friday until 6 p.m. for Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Walker, Polk, San Jacinto, and Waller counties.

Reports of hail and high water in several areas around Houston came into weather authorities.

Area forecasters monitored weather conditions and indicated that a track showed an additional weather disturbance moving into the atmosphere throughout the better part of the weekend.

Friday morning, southeast Houston was hit hard by heavy rain,  as a few drivers along the Gulf Freeway abandoned their cars for higher ground.

As thunder and lightning made their way to Houston in the early morning hours of Friday, thousands were left without power.

Friday was expected to be a muggy day, with lows kicking off in the upper-60s and highs expecting to top off in the lower-80s.

Meteorologists indicated that there was a 30-percent chance of scattered showers to isolated thunderstorms throughout Friday.

Saturday was a day expected to be consumed with the next cluster of storms; the anticipated storms on Saturday will hover over the Houston are.  There is also a 70 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

For Sunday, there is only a 20 percent chance for showers. Come Monday, clear skies are expected to return as the rain and severe weather conditions make their way out of Houston and surrounding areas.


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