DFW weather: Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight

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DALLAS — Keep an eye out for flooded water and standing water on the roads. A Flash Flood Watch continues for much of North Texas through midnight.

Flooding and high-water rescues were reported late Wednesday night and continued into early Thursday morning. 

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management said the fire department was working “several high-water rescues” and warned residents to “stay off the roads if possible.” A small, white SUV was swept away on a flooded street in a southwest Fort Worth neighborhood.  

Along with heavy rain, there were also reports of high winds and hail. Storm spotters reported penny-sized hail in Collin County. 

First Baptist Church in Lavon had flooding issues with about a few inches of water across the property. Church members came to help clean and prepare, placing sandbags at the entrances.

Meanwhile, the late-night, early-morning storms put on a light show for much of North Texas.

TODAY: Showers and storms (70%) likely, mainly through early afternoon. Severe storms are NOT expected but, locally heavy rain is possible. Winds: SE 5-10. High: 77.

TONIGHT: Scattered showers and storms (40%).  Winds: SE 5-10. Low: 64.

FRIDAY: Widespread showers and storms (90%), especially during the afternoon and evening. Winds: SE 5-10. High 76.


The challenging forecast continues Thursday and into the upcoming weekend. Additional showers and storms are expected each day with the potential of strong to severe storms. In addition, the flood threat will continue as rainfall totals keep going up.

It does look like North Texas will see a break in the rain Saturday and Sunday. But that break doesn’t last long. The unsettled weather pattern will dominate the next week of May.

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Remember, not everyone in North Texas will see severe storms or heavy rain this week. However, you need to stay weather aware and make sure to check back frequently for updates.

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