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Flood advisory lifted in DFW

FORT WORTH — A flood advisory for Tarrant and Dallas counties expired at 3 p.m., and the National Weather Service placed Hood County under a similar advisory until 5 p.m. as storms move across North Texas.

Thunderstorms poured out of Oklahoma, shedding about an inch of rain over Northeast Tarrant County and as much as 3 inches over portions of Denton and Wise counties, the National Weather Service said.

There could be more rain overnight and Wednesday morning, said Dan Huckaby, a weather service meteorologist in Fort Worth.

"If we can get some rain without severe weather or flooding, it will be a good day," he said.

But, he added, "after things settle down we're going to be dry for some time, probably the remainder of this week and next week as well.

"The 6-to-10-day outlook, the first five days of June, will be very warm, very humid, no rain.

"It's summertime."

The storms, Huckaby explained, developed Monday along a dry-line boundary in the Texas Panhandle.

"Those storms headed east into Oklahoma, and overnight they got better organized," Huckaby said. "They slipped across the Red River at daybreak, and currently the line of storms is west to east, just north of the Metroplex.

Decatur, Denton, Addison and North Dallas were being drenched, Huckaby said. He noted that there was minor street flooding in Gainesville, where there was an inch of rain in 15 minutes.

It was raining steadily at 1 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth. An inch of rain was also reported in the Northeast Tarrant County communities of Keller and Watauga, Huckaby said.

Meanwhile, he added, 2 to 3 inches was reported in Wise County and northwest Denton County.

There was a 40 percent chance overnight for more rain, Huckaby said, because of a frontal boundary approaching from Oklahoma.

"The system is showing some signs of weakening, but there should be at least a little bit of rain in the Metroplex," Huckaby said. "If the front stays up in Oklahoma, we may be too far south of seeing the convection overnight, so there is a chance we could miss out on this event."

That would be unfortunate, he added, considering there is no rain in the 10-day forecast., which could raise concerns about the possibility of an unusually hot, dry summer.

He explained that the year got off to a good start with plenty of rain in late winter and early spring, but May has been very dry.

Normal rainfall for the month is about 5 inches, and only 1.36 inches have fallen so far, he said.

By comparison, he added, normal rainfall for the year through May 26 is 14.9 inches, but only 13.85 has yet been recorded.

"If," he said, "we're already transitioning to summer, it doesn't spell well for June."

Correspondent Andrew Chavez contributed to this report.

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