A welcome soaking rain for North Texas

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Posted on October 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM

What a difference a few hours makes.

Overnight, we were treated to an incredible lightning show across North Texas as part of a storm system that brought heavy — and much-needed — rain across much of the region.

Precipitation totals ranged from about half an inch in Decatur, Terrell and Burleson to 2.1 inches in Greenville.

The official reporting station at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport measured just shy of one inch of rain.

Powerful winds caused some power outages, but there were no reports of damage.

WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley said rain chances are close to zero for the next couple of days,

Near Austin, the Lee County Sheriff's office reported a possible small tornado touched down in Lexington, but the damage was primarily contained to one home, where a tin roof crumpled like paper.

Limbs of a centuries-old tree were broken off and thrown around the yard and glass was shattered, but the homeowners were fortunately away at the time the storm hit.

"It was scary not knowing what was damaged or how damaged or anything like that, because we couldn't get in," said owner Darlene Rexroat. "The electrical line was laying on the ground, so we didn't go anywhere near it."

The residence was built in 1946, and has been passed down through generations. The owners hope they can make repairs.

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