The Fort Worth area could see another eight inches of rain by the middle of next week as storms continue to pummel North Texas, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
Rain that became heavy Friday night continued sporadically through Saturday morning, becoming heavy and causing reports of localized flooding in some areas, meteorologist Bianca Villanueva said.
“Definitely drive with caution if you’re out there,” she said.
Another band of heavy rain was expected to move into the Fort Worth area at about noon, she said.
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Fort Worth police began responding to high water calls at about 11:15 a.m., including a report of a person inside a car near the intersection of Blue Mound Road and Meacham Boulevard. Police did not immediately say whether anyone was hurt.
Police said southbound traffic on Mark IV Parkway near the intersection with Northwest Loop 820 was shut down.
The Fort Worth fire department was dispatched to high water incidents in the 500 block of Cross Ridge Circle N. and the 900 block of Meacham.
A motorist reported about two and a half feet of standing water near the Lancaster Street exit from Interstate 30 to police.
Along with the heavy rains and flood danger come threats of lightning, winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour and a complex of severe thunderstorms in Commanche, Bosque, Hamilton and part of Erath counties that prompted a tornado watch, Villanueva said.
The rain should probably die out in the early afternoon Saturday, she said, only to ramp up again with a 40 percent chance on Sunday, with more rain Mondy night and Tuesday.
“We’ll have rain chances through the end of the week,” Villanueva said.