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Sunny, dry weather ahead for North Texas

It’s going to be sunny with a high of 85 on Sunday for North Texas, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
It’s going to be sunny with a high of 85 on Sunday for North Texas, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Yes, that’s the sun, and the forecasters say it will be around for several days in North Texas.

And there’s no rain in the forecast.

After a week of rains and deadly flooding in North Texas and throughout the state, showers and thunderstorms let up this weekend.

In the last seven days, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport recorded 4.73 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Higher rainfall totals have been reported in other North Texas counties.

But forecasters are calling for sunny skies and warm temperatures for North Texas in the next few days.

“We don’t have any rain chances for the next seven days,” meteorologist Jennifer Dunn said Sunday. “Temperatures will warm up.”

The daytime high Wednesday could reach 91, and high temperatures are expected to stay in the low 90s.

But saturated ground and flood waters still are causing problems along the Brazos River.

In Hood County, officials remain concerned that the Lake Front Apartments and Townhomes could eventually fall into Lake Granbury.

In Parker County, residents of Horseshoe Bend are bracing for yet another flood as more water is released from Possum Kingdom Lake upstream.

The Brazos River is causing trouble for communities in Fort Bend County, especially near where the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Army officials are still investigating a training exercise that went horribly wrong at Fort Hood, leading to the deaths of nine soldiers whose vehicle was swept into the rushing waters of a rain-swollen creek. Three soldiers were pulled from the water and survived.

Late Saturday night, Fort Hood officials released the names of eight of the nine soldiers who died. They identified them as Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms, Calif.; Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, 22, of Milton, Fla.; Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, of Palmetto, Fla.; Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, of San Angelo; Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, of Dunn, N.C.; Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, 21, of Jersey City, N.J.; and Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, of Valparaiso, Ind.

On Sunday, officials identified the ninth victim as Spc. Yingming Sun, 25, of Monterey Park, Calif.

This report contains information from Star-Telegram archives and The Associated Press.

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

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