Rain chances diminish in Tarrant County

07/03/2014 7:38 AM

07/03/2014 1:06 PM

Thunderstorms dumped heavy rains early Thursday near the Red River, and a second round of rain weakened before it could arrive in Tarrant County.

Storms dropped almost three inches of rain in some areas of Grayson County northeast of Fort Worth on Thursday morning along with some gusty winds and lots of lightning strikes.

Rainfall totals included 2.8 inches east of Collinsville in Grayson County, 2.1 inches in Collinsville and 2.2 near Gunter, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Closer to Fort Worth, 1.1 inches of rain fell just east of Denton and 0.64 inches were recorded in Krum, the NWS reported.

Those showers and storms were headed out of the area, and a second round never made it to Tarrant County.

Forecasters are staying with a 30 percent chance of rain Thursday for Tarrant County. There’s a 20 percent chance for Thursday evening. High temperatures should be in the low 90s.

Slight rain chances were added to the forecast for the Fourth of July.

“Those will be isolated, but they should be all gone by nightfall,” meteorologist Jesse Moore with the NWS in Fort Worth said Thurday. High temperatures for Friday will be in the low 90s.

Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for the weekend and no rain chances.

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