A morning thunderstorm broke a 102-year-old record for rainfall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the day.
The 1.65 inches of rain recorded Wednesday morning at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport exceeded 1913’s total of 1.05 inches on Sept. 9, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
The weather service offices in north Fort Worth collected about 1.5 inches.
Scattered showers are expected to pop up throughout the area the rest of the morning. Rain was still falling in Grapevine and other parts of Northeast Tarrant County by 8 a.m.
A cold front expected to move into the area today was still in southern Oklahoma this morning, but is expected to drift into Dallas-Fort Worth later today, weather service meteorologist Eric Martello said.
It won’t result in a drastic drop in temperatures, though. That’ll happen later in the week, when the “true cold front” moves in Friday evening, Martello said.
Weekend highs are expected to be around 85 degrees with lows around 60 degrees.
As of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than 10,000 Oncor customers were affected by electricity outages in Dallas and Tarrant counties, about 5,000 in each county. Oncor estimated power restoration for Tarrant County by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and noon for Dallas County.
The quick burst of rain resulted in a high water rescue just after 5 a.m. at 7110 West Freeway in Fort Worth, according to a police incident report. Traffic appeared to be flowing as normal the rest of the morning, though.
Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7684