Rain is mostly done for the day in North Texas; warm temperatures ahead

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The rain streak continued Tuesday morning in North Texas, but forecasters say that could be it for the week.

For the second consecutive morning, storms packed with booming thunder and an extreme lightning show arrived in North Texas Tuesday morning before the rush hour. Rainfall totals were about a half-inch across much of the area.

Winds as strong as 50 to 55 mph were reported in Hood and Parker counties in North Texas, but no major damage was reported form the storms. Oncor reported about 1,900 customers without power in Tarrant and Dallas counties as of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday..

On Monday morning, thunderstorms dropped more than an inch of rain across much of North Texas.

Forecasters say residents may just see just a sprinkle the rest of Tuesday morning.

“There’s a 20 percent chance of rain tonight, but it will be mostly to the north and east of Fort Worth,” said meteorologist Steve Fano with the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Tuesday. The weather service forecast also calls for a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday afternoon.

The high temperatures Tuesday should be in the upper 80s in North Texas.

There are no rain chances for the rest of the week and forecasters say temperatures should climb back into the 90s. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the lower 90s and they go to the upper 90s for the rest of the week.

Weekend temperatures also could be in the upper 90s, the weather service forecast indicates.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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