Storms expected to end in area by midmorning

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Damaging winds and large hail were expected to move across the North Texas overnight Saturday, but not much rain was expected to accompany the storm.

Some areas could see winds of 60 to 70 mph and hail up to 11/2 inches, said Jesse Moore, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Fort Worth.

"Unfortunately, we will not see a lot of rain. Most areas will see about a half-inch," he said. "The good thing is, no flooding is expected."

Moore said the line of storms should be out of the area by midmorning and the sun will be out by midday, with an expected high Sunday of 70 degrees. "It will be wet early in the morning, but nice most of the day," he said.

The next chance of rain is expected Monday night with a 50 percent chance followed by a 40 percent chance Tuesday, Moore said. "At least we won't be seeing two feet of snow," he said.

At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday, about 16 outbound and 24 inbound flights were canceled because of the storm in the Northeast, said David Magaña, airport spokesman.

"That's not really significant when you look at the whole picture of how many flights per day there are," Magaña said.

-- Susan McFarland

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