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The rain kept falling and falling across Texas -- some parts of the state saw more than 20 inches in recent days. Here are five things you should know about the deluge:

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Update, Sunday night: The rain kept falling and falling -- and when it finally stopped, 21 inches fell in Corsicana in Navarro County, which is about an hour south of Dallas. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas kicks Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid; Ahmed Mohamed visits the White House; extreme drought enters D/FW; and more.

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August in North Texas may not be anyone’s favorite weather, but it’s peak season for creative complaining.

Bemoaning the sweltering heat is almost a hobby during the summer. And just about everyone has their own, unique way to describe it.

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Anyone who’s accidentally brushed against a searing seat-belt buckle this week knows: summer has hit the broiler setting in North Texas, and it’s just going to get worse.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Saturday and says the next week will feel as hot as 109 degrees. Some forecasts have triple digit temperatures for the next 15 days.

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When will North Texas reach 100 degrees this summer?

So far this year, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hasn’t recorded 100 degrees – yet. We’re going to get close this week.

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Areas northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth are seeing lots of rain. Since Tuesday, some areas have recorded 2 to 4 inches – and the National Weather Service says another 1 to 3 inches are expected today.

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We saw yet more rain over the weekend – 3 to 6 inches in some areas -- and all of that water flooded roads and crept into some homes. It also caused a bridge to collapse in Hunt County, which is northeast of Dallas.

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Update 4:32 p.m. Tropical Depression Bill’s is moving inland across North Texas and into Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service.

Parts of the Texas Panhandle could experience some showers or a storm with heavy rainfall from the tropical depression, but most of its activity will stay farther east.

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Tropical Storm Bill made landfall along the Texas coast at about noon. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph Tuesday morning as it crossed the shores of  Matagorda Island, northeast of Corpus Christi.

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A tropical disturbance in the Western Gulf of Mexico could develop into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Bill over the next 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

The drought finally broke for Texas ranchers late last year. The range and pasturelands on which cattle graze began to recover. Then came the spring. In Cameron, about 140 miles northwest of Houston, the rain began falling at the start of May — and didn't stop all month.

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There have been at least two dozen deaths from recent flash flooding in Texas.

Some of those helping state teams search for flood victims work in UT-Southwestern’s emergency medicine department.

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The Trinity River in Dallas surged 12 feet above flood level Friday. It’s expected to crest at 43 feet Friday night. And that’s brought a surge of spectators to the Continental Bridge.

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Update, Saturday morning: A second person has died in the Dallas area following Friday's storms and flooding.

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One of the worst traffic snarls stopped vehicles at a flooded section of Loop 12 under Interstate 30 in West Dallas.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: record-setting rain for Texas; a shark fin ban is in the works; Jordan Spieth is at the Byron Nelson; and more.

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Authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 350 homes west of Fort Worth because the swollen Brazos River was expected to flood the area.

Updated at 4:38 p.m. ET

Storms continued to move through Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes and dumping torrential rains that led to deadly flooding.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling the flood damage in the central part of his state "absolutely devastating."

Abbott flew over parts of the Blanco River Monday, a day after storms triggered flooding. The hardest-hit communities were Wimberley and San Marcos. Abbott added 24 counties to the disaster declaration he issued earlier this month to help communities overwhelmed with heavy rains and tornado damage.

The high water forced Peggy Wilborn — and her neighbors — from their homes in Wimberley.

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North Texas is soaked – and we’re getting more rain.

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As you drive into the city of Van from the west, the mailbox is hard to miss. It says “Storms.”

Several tornados skipped across Wise, Denton and Cooke counties Thursday night. A freight train derailed during the storm early Friday morning. Seventeen cars piled up on the track and four railroad workers were hurt, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

It’s not over yet. The area is in store for a lot more rain, thunder and lightning. One Denton County woman says, she’s ready for round two.

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A severe storm system that swept across parts of North Texas brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain.

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The storms have passed through North Texas, but the National Weather Service says more severe weather could be coming Sunday and Monday.

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[We've updated this story.] Keep your eyes to the skies this evening. Severe weather is possible.

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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.

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Most North Texas school kids reveled in their third day off in the last two weeks Thursday -- with spring break coming for many next week. But those days off create headaches for districts trying to reschedule snow and ice days.

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Update, 5:06 p.m. Thursday: Schools are starting to announce they will be open Friday. Fort Worth ISD says it will be open tomorrow.

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Many strange, alien creatures are popping up across North Texas today -- snowmen. Mix three inches of fluffy snow with a day off from school or work and add some sunshine and you've got a recipe for a beautiful day to make snowmen. 

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