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Some areas get more than 3 inches of rain during summertime soaker

Lightning damaged a home early Monday in the 2700 block of Derby Court in Southlake. No injuries were reported.
Lightning damaged a home early Monday in the 2700 block of Derby Court in Southlake. No injuries were reported. Courtesy

Scattered summer storms left some North Texas neighborhoods drenched Monday, but others barely got wet.

Some of the storms produced lightning, which may have damaged a home in Southlake early Monday. Strong winds knocked down power lines in Henderson County, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Winds were reported at 62 mph at the local airport in Paris in Lamar County, the weather service reported.

“The rains were not widespread, but if you were under one of those storms you could have seen two or more inches,” said meteorologist Jason Goodwin.

The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport recorded 1.34 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, according to the weather service. One of the highest totals was near Justin, with 3.54 inches.

Other rainfall totals included Southlake at 2.36 inches and Rendon, 2.01 inches.

Neighborhoods in southwest Tarrant County received just under a half-inch, Goodwin said.

Rain chances are back in the forecast for Monday. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for Tarrant County, likely from about 1 p.m. until midnight.

Unfortunately, the rain will not cool it down. The high temperature is expected to be 98 degrees Monday with a heat index of 105.

And North Texas will be baking for the rest of the week. Forecasters are calling for temperatures in the triple digits for the next several days.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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