A wind advisory remained in effect for all of North Texas on Monday and a red flag warning described "explosive fire growth potential" thanks to low humidity and wind gusts up to 45 mph.
Storms that rolled through early Monday brought wind gusts of at least 60 mph, which likely blew trees into power lines, leaving about 32,000 Oncor customers without power.
About 19,000 of those outages were in the Fort Worth area, Oncor spokeswoman Cristi Ramon said.
The exact cause of the outages have not been determined, but it's likely that high winds caused trees to fall onto power lines, Ramon said.
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As of Tuesday morning, about 2,000 Oncor customers were still without power, Oncor spokeswoman Megan Wright said.
Some of the repairs might take longer as customers have Oncor equipment that might be damaged from the storms, Wright said.
The storm system moved rapidly to the east and caused commuting problems across the area. It also brought cooler temperatures.
Sunday's high was 86 degrees, but Monday's high is expected to be only around 70.
Forecasters say it will be in the lower 40s Tuesday morning, warming to the mid-70s in the afternoon.
The rain did nothing to ease the wildfire danger, which the weather service called "explosive."
The wind advisory is scheduled to expire at 5 p.m., but the red flag advisory continues until 8 p.m. and is likely to hang around much of the week, as conditions are ripe for grass fires.
Drier air is filtering into the area, causing the humidity to drop.
After a slight lull Tuesday, those brisk winds will continue, along with temperatures climbing back into the 80s, and low humidity will be in place, keeping the potential for fire danger high locally and all over the state.
In Texas, 179 counties, including Tarrant, have burn bans in effect.
Almost 79 percent of the state is experiencing extreme or severe drought conditions, according to the Texas Forest Service.