Overnight rains, wind down trees, cause power outages in DFW

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Rain and wind pounded DFW early Sunday, downing trees and causing power outages for as many as 13,000 customers.

Grayson County near the Red River had some of the most severe weather in North Texas with straight line winds damaging several homes and knocking down trees, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

The storms packing up to 60 mph wind gusts moved quickly to the east after whipping through the Fort Worth area about 2 a.m. Sunday.

About 600 people remained without power as of 3:30 p.m., mainly in Dallas and Tarrant counties, Oncor spokeswoman Anna Kurian said Sunday afternoon.

Rainfall totals for Sunday morning ranged from 0.99 inches at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to 1.10 inches at Dallas Love Field. Meacham Airport in Fort Worth had 0.95 while Spinks Airport in Fort Worth had 0.36 inches.

The sun broke through the clouds later Sunday raising the temperature to the high 60s in some areas.

Residents get a break from the rain on Monday, but then a cold front will arrive, bringing with it a 70 percent of rain for Tuesday morning.

Temperatures also should be cooler Tuesday, forecasters calling for a high in the low 50s.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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