After morning soaker, more rain expected Wednesday afternoon

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FORT WORTH -- Don't put away the umbrella.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms similar to those that soaked Tarrant County early Wednesday were expected in the afternoon as commuters head home for the day, forecasters said.

As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, most of a wide area of rain had moved out of Tarrant County, but Mother Nature gave Tarrant County a good soaking. Rain started falling shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and was steady most of the early morning.

Rainfall totals included 1.37 inches at Spinks Airport in south Tarrant County, 0.95 at Meacham Airport in Fort Worth and 1.06 inches at Alliance Airport in north Tarrant County.

"It's still going to remain cloudy during the day," said meteorologist Jesse Moore at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Wednesday. "But the rain will return this afternoon, but nothing severe."

Forecasters are calling for a 70 percent chance of rain after noon Wednesday, decreasing to 60 percent Wednesday evening.

And North Texans might keep that jacket around because temperatures will be chilly. The high temperatures Wednesday were forecast to be in the lower 50s and the low for Thursday morning will be in the lower 40s.

Warmer temperatures return on Friday and for the weekend. North Texans will see the temperatures back in the 70s and it could reach into the 80s on Monday.

Slight rain chances also return on Monday and Tuesday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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