Watch as North Texas firefighters rescue person stranded on car during flooding
Look for cold temperatures and more showers as you head out in Dallas-Fort Worth Tuesday morning and be mindful that the region remains under a flood watch.
The low is expected to be around 42 and the high will only get to 46, with wind gusts up to 20 mph, the National Weather Service says. Chance of rain is 100 percent and the weather service says rain amounts between a half-inch and three-quarters of an inch are possible.
Fort Worth’s chance of a break from the rain comes on Wednesday.
Forecasters say the city has a 60 percent chance of precipitation, but that’s down from 90 to 100 percent over the last few days, National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Godwin said.
Tarrant County is in a flood watch through Tuesday evening. Some areas have flood warnings, including the area along Walnut Creek in Mansfield, Godwin said.
Rainfall amounts in the flood watch area will average between 3 and 5 inches with isolated 7-inch amounts possible, according to the weather service.
There are some other flood warnings in Johnson and Dallas counties, mostly around rivers and springs, Godwin said.
“They are mostly full or a little bit out of the banks across most of north Texas,” he said.
Other than numerous reports of flooded roads, limited power outages and a lightning strike at an AT&T facility that caused problems for internet users, there have been no major flooding incidents reported with the latest storm system. A high-water rescue was reported in Johnson County.
Rain totals at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport broke a daily rainfall record on Monday that was set in 2007 with 2.29 inches recorded. The low of 41 degrees at the airport was also a record.
After the “break” on Wednesday, chances of rain increase again on Thursday and Friday.
“Things look like they’ll finally start to clear out late Saturday to early Sunday,” Godwin said.
As far as warmth, temperatures will be back in the 50s on Wednesday, then into the 60s on Thursday before dropping back into the 50s on Friday.
“It’s going to remain pretty well below normal for this time of the year,” Godwin said.