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Flash Flood Warnings Issued As Strong Storms Move Across North Texas

Jun 25, 2014

Another day, another round of stormy weather.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are rolling across Dallas-Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says they’re slow-moving, but capable of producing heavy rainfall and lightning. Strong winds are possible, too.

Flash flooding is possible, but it won’t be widespread, the weather service says.

Some areas could see more than 1 inch of rain an hour.

Around 5 p.m., heavy bands of rain had moved out of Dallas-Fort Worth, but steady rainfall is expected through sunset. More than 2 inches of rain an hour are possible through sunset, the weather service says. 

The rain caused Six Flags Over Texas to shut down. The weather has disrupted flights at D/FW International Airport, with delays reported. The airport says concessionaires in all terminals will stay open until 2 a.m. or "until the end of flight activity."

As of 4:15 p.m., more than 6,000 customers were without power, Oncor reported. (But that number could include customers with power outages that aren't related to the storms.)

Watches and warnings

A flash flood warning is in effect until 8:45 p.m. for northwestern Tarrant, southwestern Denton, southeastern Wise and northeastern Parker counties. 

Days of rain

We've had quite a bit of rain Sunday, Monday and Tuesday -- we certainly need it considering the drought conditions. Have you seen the video of Lake Granbury filling up by 5 feet in just 24 hours?

Here's a live, updated radar from the National Weather Service