Rain bringing relief from oven-like temperatures in North Texas

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North Texans will need to add rain gear to their shorts and sandals.

Forecasters say a cool front is bringing chances of isolated thunderstorms to North Texas on Labor Day. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain this morning, and there were scattered reports of rain overnight.

Isolated storms popped up Sunday just at sunset throughout North Texas, some packing strong winds and rain. Widespread showers were reported across North Texas overnight and Monday morning.

Damage was reported in Aubrey in Denton County and in south Dallas. Oncor reported 1,288 customer power outages in Tarrant County, mostly in the University Park and Linwood neighborhoods, as of 7:15 a.m., with fewer than 600 in Dallas.

Scattered thunderstorms are possible across North Texas today, according to the latest weather service forecast. Gusty winds, brief heavy rain and lightning could accompany the storms.

An isolated severe storm or two is possible during peak heating hours this afternoon, the weather said, when the temperatures reach the 90s.

North Texans baked under 104 degree temperatures at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the official reporting station, on Sunday, but it won’t be anywhere near that today.

Forecasters say temperatures will be in the mid-90s and there’s still a 20 percent chance of rain Monday night.

For the early risers Monday, temperatures will be in the mid-70s.

The National Weather Service office is predicting that North Texans may see 100 degrees just once this week, maybe Thursday. The highs each day will be in the upper 90s.

And the morning temperatures will be in the mid-70s the rest of the week, according to NWS forecasts.

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

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