Rain ushers in cooler start to Sunday

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A round of summer thunderstorms rolled through parts of North Texas early Sunday, dropping more than two inches of rain at DFW Airport through 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

A flash flood warning was issued for southeastern Denton and western Denton counties, and a chance of thunderstorms remained throughout the area for much of the day. The airport temperature was 73 degrees at 11 a.m.

“Periods of heavy rainfall and strong winds will be the main hazards,” the weather service posted on its website. “But some thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening hours will be capable of producing damaging downburst winds.”

Sunday proved to be much wetter than Saturday, when thunderstorms popped up in midafternoon, blocking out the sun and lowering the temperature from its official high of 101 degrees.

But the clouds didn’t bring much rain, according to the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office, and the forecast through midweek is mostly for more heat.

The storm system knocked down tree limbs and caused power outages in parts of Dallas County, the weather service said.

The highs through Wednesday are forecast to be in the upper 90s to 101, said weather service meteorologist Lamont Bain.

Patrick M. Walker, 817-390-7423 Twitter: @patrickmwalker1

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