Rains expected to continue throughout the night

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 09, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH -- It has been a good day if you're a sand bass, a frog or a minnow.

Rains that soaked North Texas on Tuesday continued Wednesday as a flash flood watch remained in effect into Wednesday evening.

Widespread light to moderate rainfall was expected to continue through the evening. The chance of precipitation begins to drop off sometime before midnight, according to the latest hourly forecast from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The rain system has caused plenty of headaches.

MedStar officials in Fort Worth estimated that they responded to 15 vehicle accidents involving injuries from 4 p.m. Tuesday until midnight. From midnight until 7 a.m. Wednesday, they'd gone on six accident calls.

Crews for electricity provider Oncor worked to restore power after more than 1,700 outages, mainly in the Dallas area, The Associated Press reported.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, 3.35 inches of rain had been recorded by the weather service at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport since the precipitation began Tuesday morning.

The rain system will be gone by Thursday morning and temperatures will become warmer. The high for Thursday is expected to be around 60 and it should be in the lower 70s on Friday.

A strong cold front arrives Saturday bringing with it a 30 percent chance of rain and much colder temperatures. The low Sunday could be around 30 and the upper 20s for Monday morning.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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