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Flooding possible in North Texas; Oklahoma bracing for ice storm

A rainy weekend is in store for North Texas.
A rainy weekend is in store for North Texas.

Get ready for a soaker this weekend.

Heavy rain and severe storms are possible Sunday and Monday as a strong low pressure system moves through the area Sunday night and Monday.

Flooding will be the greatest concern, but wind and hail are also possible with the storms that are expected to stick around until Monday night

“Before it’s all said and done you could 2-3 inches across the DFW area,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Carlaw. “You could see some rainfall totals of 3-4 inches in some areas.”

That could be enough rainfall to cause some flash flooding and make rivers and streams rise, Carlaw said.

While temperatures hovered in the 30s and 40s across North Texas on Friday, it should warm up this weekend as a stalled front moves northward. Highs Saturday, Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the 60s.

Traveling north could be treacherous this weekend.

A freezing rain advisory was issued Friday from Wichita Falls and Archer City. Parts of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, are under an ice storm warning until Sunday morning.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna