Schools shut down Friday in the Houston area after an overnight storm dumped heavy rainfall on the flood-prone city, though forecasters said the high waters were expected to recede as the storms let up.

The National Weather Service said most areas saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain late Thursday and early Friday, with some places getting 3 to 6 inches of rain during that time period. Forecasters said a lull in rainfall was expected Friday, but the area braced for another round of storms late Friday and early Saturday.

The storms pelted the Houston area with golf-ball sized hail and flooded streets, leading to several high-water rescues. Although the dome was up at Minute Maid Park, some fans at the Houston Astros’ Thursday night game were drenched after the roof began leaking.

Jay Dabravio removes drywall from his flooded house in the Sherwood Trail subdivision, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Jay Dabravio removes drywall from his flooded house in the Sherwood Trail subdivision, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The Harris County Flood Control District said early Friday that many bayous and creeks had crested and the water level was beginning to fall.

A flood warning was in effect for Houston through mid-morning Friday. In parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, forecasters warned that scattered flash flooding was possible as the storm heads to the east.

Houston has repeatedly faced flooding in recent years because the city has insufficient drainage and experienced rapid development that reduced wetlands.

Two vehicles remain stuck in flooded Adams Street following an overnight storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Porter, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Two vehicles remain stuck in flooded Adams Street following an overnight storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Porter, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Jay Dabravio throws a matt onto a pile at the front of his house in the Sherwood Trail subdivision, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Jay Dabravio throws a matt onto a pile at the front of his house in the Sherwood Trail subdivision, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A man walks past a flooded car on Williams Trace Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A man walks past a flooded car on Williams Trace Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A car sits stuck in the street in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
A car sits stuck in the street in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Vehicles wade through flooded Kingwood Drive as thunderstorms hit the Kingwood area Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Vehicles wade through flooded Kingwood Drive as thunderstorms hit the Kingwood area Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Siblings Katie and Lander Meinen survey their street by kayak with their dog, Bailey, in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Siblings Katie and Lander Meinen survey their street by kayak with their dog, Bailey, in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
The Houston area braced for more serious flooding as heavy rain and hail pelted the nation's fourth largest city for the second time this week, threatening to send some streams over their banks. (May 10)
The Houston area braced for more serious flooding as heavy rain and hail pelted the nation’s fourth largest city for the second time this week, threatening to send some streams over their banks. (May 10)

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