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Rain will be gone long before Friday night football games

Sundance Square glistens in the rain Friday morning, but it should be dry later in the day.
Sundance Square glistens in the rain Friday morning, but it should be dry later in the day. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Light rain and a lightning show greeted commuters across North Texas Friday morning as a storm system crept across the Metroplex.

But worry not, the wet weather will move out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area long before Friday night football games are scheduled to kick off.

“Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move southward this morning and the sun should come out this afternoon,” said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The heaviest rainfall fell south of Interstate 20; no measurable precipitation had been measured at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport as of 7:30 a.m.

So far this month, 1.64 inches of rain have fallen at DFW and 28.16 inches this year, which is 3.13 inches above normal.

Once the system moves through — it should be gone by after lunch — the sun will peek through the clouds and begin to warm things up a little.

By the time high school football starts, it will be dry but humid with relatively light winds, Moore said.

“The weekend looks terrific,” Moore said, “with highs in the upper 80s and low temperatures about 70.”

That’s good news for the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Alliance Airport in far north Fort Worth.

Lee Williams: 817-390-7840, @leewatson

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