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Get ready for flash flooding in DFW, then a taste of winter: What you need to know

The threat of flooding will return this weekend as a cold front and the remnants from Tropical Storm Sergio move into North Texas.

Scattered showers were popping up on Friday but that’s just a preview of the main event on Saturday. A flash flood watch is in effect for most of North Texas, including all of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, starting at midnight Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.

“I think there could definitely be problems,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop. “

Most parts of North Texas will see 1 to 3 inches of rainfall on Saturday wiht some isolated spots seeing more than 4 inches. But rain will continue through Tuesday, with most areas seeing 3 to 5 inches throughout the entire and some locations seeing up to 7 inches of rain.

All of that rain may lead to flash flooding as well as river flooding.

“We could see some rivers reach moderate flooding from all of this rain,” Bishop said. “ There could be some significant impacts on agriculture.”

On Saturday, there will also a slight chance for severe storms with quarter size hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.

“People will definitely need to have a backup plan on Saturday and need to pay attention to the weather apps or weather radio for updates,’ Bishop said.

Flooding returns
National Weather Service

Once the cold front moves through the area, it will feel like winter.

Temperatures will be in the low 40s early Monday and only reach the low 50s Monday afternoon, which is more like an average December day.

And will stay cool all week with the high temperature not reaching 60 until Wednesday.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @ fwhanna
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