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Spooky storms dampen Halloween fun, but should clear for trick or treating

Spooky storms dampen Halloween fun, but should be clear by evening

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Drive carefully Thursday as rains pummel the region. Photo by Cody Duty/Twitter

Houston-area officials are keeping close tabs on bayous and waterways Halloween morning as heavy bands of spooooky storms pummel the region.

As of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) recorded average rainfall amounts approaching four inches across much of the county. CenterPoint Energy reported 20,000 Houston-area customers without power around 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service expects minor flooding in Midtown, Eastwood and both the Third and Fourth Wards as well as Bellaire, West University Place, South Houston and Piney Point Village. Areas east and south of Houston — from Baytown and Pasadena to Pearland and Clear Lake — also will see some flooding.  

While all bayous and creeks remain within their banks, waters are rising swiftly in Cypress Creek, Little Cypress Creek and Willow Creek in northwest Harris. According to a HCFCD statement, South Mayde Creek is "near the top of its banks" at I-10 and Greenhouse Road, just west of Highway 6.

For preparing for a rowdy Halloween night will be pleased to know that the NWS predicts all showers and thunderstorms will pass by 8 p.m. at the latest.

Watch the KHOU Ch. 11 report: