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Umbrella weather continues in North Texas

Rain chances are in the forecast for North Texas for several days, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
Rain chances are in the forecast for North Texas for several days, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. Courtesy

More showers and thunderstorms arrived Thursday morning to an already soaked North Texas, causing more flooding headaches, road closures, knocking out power in some neighborhoods and high water rescues in Fort Worth.

By 7:30 a.m., the heavy rain had moved out of Tarrant County, but light to moderate rain was expected to continue until mid-morning. More rain was expected to arrive late Thursday.

A flood advisory existed Thursday for many North Texas counties and the potential for flooding would continue into the Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

“It’s not going to take much to cause flooding,” said meteorologist Matt Bishop with the NWS office in Fort Worth on Thursday. “An inch or two and you’ll see street flooding.”

Temperatures will be cool on Thursday with highs only in the upper 60s. Daytime temperatures will get warmer for the weekend, but forecasters are calling for more rain.

North Texas had already surpassed it’s normal rainfall total for May which is 4.90. As of Thursday morning, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport had collected 6.74 inches of rain. The record for May is 13.66 inches in 1982.

Fort Worth firefighters reported a high water rescue just before 7 a.m. at Blue Mound Road and Texas 114.

At 7:35 a.m., Oncor reported 4,772 customers in Tarrant and Dallas counties without power, many knocked out because of the Thursday morning storms.

Several minor and major accidents were reported throughout Fort Worth Thursday morning.

In addition, several streets were closed in Fort Worth and Tarrant County because of high water.

The storms also had delayed the start of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The forecast calls for rain everyday until at least Wednesday, with the chance of moisture at 70 percent on Sunday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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