Houston Independent School District students will not have to attend school on Friday thanks to a waiver granted by the Texas Education Agency.
HISD schools and district offices were closed today — Tuesday, May 26 — due to overnight storms that resulted in potentially dangerous driving conditions because of heavy flooding throughout the city.
UPDATE 9:35 a.m.:
After-school athletics activities (including baseball, softball, soccer, and track and field) scheduled for today at all HISD schools are canceled because of heavy rains.
UPDATE 9:08 a.m.:
Houston ISD officials are closely monitoring the storm system that has brought heavy rains into the region today. So far, no HISD schools have reported any significant weather-related problems. District officials will be keeping a close eye on weather conditions as we approach dismissal time to determine whether any action is necessary to protect the safety of our students and employees. HISD will be posting any weather-related updates here, so be sure to check back often for updates.
UPDATE 9:04 a.m.:
The National Weather Service has just issued a Tornado Warning for Harris County until 8:15 AM. At 7:41 AM NWS Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This storm was located near Bunker Hill and moving NE at 30 mph.
UPDATE: 8:05 a.m.:
NWS has issued a Flood Advisory for Harris County until 10:45 AM. NWS Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain was falling over SW Harris County to Jersey Village to the Woodlands. An inch of rain has fallen in last 30 minutes and another 1 to 2 inches will fall in next 90 minutes.
Per Transtar there are no current road closures due to high water of the major thoroughfares.