FORT WORTH — Waterlogged North Texas who made it through the morning rush can expect more of the same during the evening and on Tuesday as widespread showers move east throughout the region.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to pop up throughout the afternoon and through Tuesday morning, according to Eric Martello, a National Weather Service meteorologist in the Fort Worth office.
"It could still be a little messy, especially through the area between the DFW Airport and up through the Red River," Martello said. "But it's hard to say because this is such a broad system. I'm thinking this evening's rush hour will not be as wet as this morning but still messy. Tuesday morning could be messy."
As of noon Monday, almost an inch of rain had fallen at DFW Airport since Sunday night. But Houston was really getting hammered, with more than 2.45 inches falling in six hours at Hobby Airport, creating road flooding and prompting schools to close.
Look for more rain in North Texas this afternoon and tonight, with a high near 48 degrees and a low near 40, according to the weather service forecast. Winds will gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain under mostly cloudy skies with winds at 15 mph and a high near 49 degrees. The temperature will drop to about 35 degrees after the sun goes down.
The rains should move east out of the North Texas region on Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. No hazardous weather is expected with this system, Martello said.
"It will be mainly just rain and occasional lightning," Martello said.
Expect sunny skies and a high near 58 degrees on Wednesday, with southwest winds from 5 to 10 mph changing direction and becoming north northwesterly, a meteorologist said.
Temperatures could drop to around 30 degrees Wednesday night, but no precipitation is expected with this coming cold front, a spokeswoman for the weather service said.