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Flash flood warning issued as heavy rain pelts North Texas

Sunny skies and hot temperatures quickly dissipated Monday afternoon in North Texas when heavy thunderstorms rumbled in, prompting a flash flood warning in southwest Tarrant County.

The storms began developing in the Fort Worth area about 6 p.m., with the largest storm cell developing around 6:45 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologist Daniel Huckaby said.

The storm hit the southwest quarter of Fort Worth the hardest, dumping up to 3 inches of rain in less than two hours there.

The worst reported flooding, Huckaby said, was on South Hulen Street just south of Interstate 30, where flood waters appeared to measure a few feet deep.

At 8:30 p.m., Huckaby said the rain was moving out of the area and there likely won’t be anymore rain, “maybe a sprinkle the rest of the night.”

For Tuesday, there’s a chance for rain in the morning as a cold front moves through North Texas, slightly lowering high temperatures to the mid-90s for a few days.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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