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

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Rain and wind pounded Dallas-Fort Worth 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 gusts moved east quickly after whipping through the Fort Worth area about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Wind damaged a bait shop and a restaurant roof at Eagle Mountain Lake, officials said Sunday night.

About 200 people remained without power as of 8 p.m. Sunday, mainly in Dallas and Tarrant counties, Oncor spokeswoman Anna Kurian said Sunday afternoon.

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

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

Residents get a break from the rain today, but a cold front is forecast, bringing a 70 percent chance of rain Tuesday morning.

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

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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