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Heavy rain, strong winds move through Dallas-Fort Worth

A line of thunderstorms carrying heavy rain and gusting winds blew into North Texas on Monday afternoon but apparently caused no serious damage.

The most severe weather stayed south of Tarrant County, with wind gusts of 61 mph reported in Erath County and dime-sized hail in Comanche County, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Wind gusts around Fort Worth were closer to 35 mph.

“It was really just your garden-variety thunderstorm,” said Daniel Huckaby, a weather service meteorologist.

He said he had not heard any reports of serious damage. Heavy rain was reported along a line southward from Flower Mound in Denton County. As of 4 p.m., 0.70 inches of rain had been recorded at DFW Airport since Sunday.

Later tonight, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain.

But don’t despair: The sun is expected to return Tuesday, with a high in the mid-70s.

Monday's high is expected to be about 63 degrees. Tonight's low will be below 50, forecasters said.

Temperatures the rest of the week will be in the 60s, with partly sunny skies.

Forecasters say there will be a slight chance of rain again later in the week.

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