Street flooding is always a major concern when heavy rain moves through the Houston area.
Jeff Lindner at the Flood Control District says so far the bayous look good, but motorists are urged to use caution.
"When we're seeing anywhere from an inch to two inches within 30 minutes, you are going to see street flooding from that," Lindner tells KTRH News. "If you just give the water some time to drain off, the streets will drain within 30-45 minutes after the rain stops."
Lindner says the good thing is that Friday's storms were fast moving, and out of our area in a relatively short time.
The severe weather delayed about two dozen flights and caused three to be canceled at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Photo by KTRH's Shara Fryer
Houston Airport System spokesperson Darian Ward says one flight had to be diverted.
"One flight was supposed to go to Bush Intercontinental, but it did land at Hobby," Ward says. "At Bush, we were having some lightning strikes around the taxi areas."
At one point, departing flights were stopped at both major airports and arriving flights were put in a holding pattern for about 20-30 minutes just before 11 am.