Isolated Storms Mean Flood Watch for DFW

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Heavy rain | Image by Budimir Jevtic

Beneficial showers and storms continue to fall across North Texas as weather officials warn that some areas could experience flooding.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth (NWS) predicted that rain chances would remain for much of the week, in contrast to the previous dry week with higher-than-normal temperatures, as reported previously by The Dallas Express.

A slow-moving storm system stretching from North Texas into Central Texas could produce heavy rainfall as meteorologists have issued a flood watch for areas west of the metroplex through the morning hours on Thursday.

Weather experts predict possible flooding in low-lying, urban areas with poor drainage and rapidly rising water levels in creeks, streams, and rivers due to the heavy rainfall.

On average, rainfall of 2-4 inches can be expected, with a 10% chance of precipitation exceeding 5 inches.

The flash flooding risk will peak through the late afternoon to the overnight hours on Wednesday, with possible isolated storms producing strong winds and hail west of I-35.

The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex could see heavy rain beginning around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, but the bulk of the rain is more likely to come between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. and conclude by 3 a.m., according to the NWS.

Citizens are advised to avoid flooded roads and prepare to take alternative routes due to potential road washouts.

Rainy conditions are predicted to persist through the weekend, with highs in the low 80s before the arrival of a cold front on Sunday. The cold front will drop temperatures into the 60s on October 29 and into the 50s on Monday.

Rain may linger across the area through October 30, but we are expected to have no rain for trick-or-treating on Tuesday.

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