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Houston expects to receive 2-3 inches of rain per hour -mayor

HOUSTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Houston could receive as much as two to three inches (five to seven and a half centimeters) of rain per hour in the upcoming hours due to Tropical Storm Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Saturday.

"We got a break for several hours during the day (but) several rainbands will be coming through tonight. Please be alert," Turner said on his Tweeter account.

(Reporting by Marianna Parraga and Ruthy Munoz; Editing by Paul Simao)