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July 30, 2014

Rain, cooler temperatures headed for North Texas

Tarrant County has a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday, but forecasters say it goes to 40 percent Wednesday night and Thursday.

FORT WORTH If you like it cool and rainy, Tarrant County is the place to be — at least for the next few days.

Forecasters are calling for a 20 percent chance of mostly light rain and showers Wednesday. Chances increase to 40 percent Wednesday night and Thursday.

“The rainfall totals during those times should be a half inch or less,” said meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Wednesday.

Heavier rainfall totals are expected northeast of Fort Worth along the Red River. Residents there should see almost two inches by Thursday.

A cold front that passed through North Texas Tuesday along with cloudy skies and the showers will keep temperatures well below triple digits until the weekend.

High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s and it should be just 85 degrees on Thursday when the rains leave the area.

But the NWS is still calling for daytime temperatures to be in the upper 80s on Friday with sunny skies.

North Texas starts to get its summer back on Saturday when temperatures will reach 90 degrees. Forecasters are predicting highs in the mid-90s on Sunday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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