A tornado warning was issued for Fort Bend County in Texas, located south of Houston.
UPDATE: As of 3:45 p.m., a tornado watch was extended to Houston. The watch will last until 9 p.m. CDT.
“Texas counties included are Aransas bee Brazoria Calhoun Chambers Fort Bend Galveston Goliad Hardin Harris Jefferson Liberty Matagorda Montgomery Orange Refugio,” the National Weather Service said.
The original tornado warning for Fort and Harris counties will last until 3:15 p.m. local time.
A flash flood warning was also issued for Wharton County.
According to reports, the thunderstorm was moving along Highway 59 toward Richmond and Sugar Land.
“We could see two to three inches of rain region-wide this week,” KHOU 11 News Meteorolgoist Brooks Garner was quoted as saying. “It may come in the form of a storm or a few showers.”
The National Weather Service says, “There is a Slight Risk of severe weather in parts of the Southern Plains on Monday, mainly in Texas and southwest Oklahoma. The main threat will be large hail, but a few tornadoes and locally damaging winds are possible. West Texas and southeast New Mexico could also experience flash flooding. Strong thunderstorms are possible in Florida, the Northern Plains, the Upper Midwest and New England.”