Flood Warning Expires, But A Chance Of Severe Weather Tonight Across North Texas | KERA News

Flood Warning Expires, But A Chance Of Severe Weather Tonight Across North Texas

Apr 13, 2015

Update, 2:39 p.m.: The warnings and watches have passed -- for now. But the National Weather Service says there's a slight chance for severe weather for Dallas-Fort Worth through this evening.

The Associated Press has an update on the stormy weather:

Some drivers had to abandon their vehicles during street flooding in Fort Worth.

The National Weather Service reports parts of Denton and Flower Mound also had street flooding Monday from rainy conditions that could linger into Thursday.

Forecaster Jamie Gudmestad says Fort Worth received more than 2 inches of rain Monday. Gainesville had up to 5 inches of rain since Sunday.

Elsewhere in the state, nobody was hurt Monday when a United Airlines jet on a flight from Las Vegas slipped off the taxiway after landing in Houston during rainy weather. The gear ended up in the muddy grass.

Lightning was blamed for some storage tank fires Sunday night in West Texas. The Glasscock County Sheriff's Office says the fire happened at a tank battery farm near Garden City. Nobody was hurt. 

Original post: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Denton, Collin and Grayson counties until 2 p.m. There's also a flood advisory out for Cook County until 2:15 p.m.

Some areas are seeing rainfall from 2 to 5 inches. The storms are causing already causing number of delays and cancelations at DFW Airport.

There will be a chance of thunderstorms across all of North Texas today and tonight. Some of the storms could become severe with large hail this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service says avoid driving if the water covers the roadway.

Elsewhere, the rain is welcome for those keeping track of drought conditions. The drought monitor for North Texas has been improving. Last month, National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy told KERA soil moisture was key to improving drought conditions in the region. Sustained precipitation raises soil moisture, which we're more likely to receive in May and June. Murphy says those are the two wettest months of the year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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