Impressive rain soaks portions of North Texas

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Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 6:55 AM

Badly-needed rain soaked North Texas on Saturday night, bringing play to a stop twice at Rangers Ballpark for the opening game of the American League Championship Series.

Both delays came during the fifth inning, sending fans scurrying for cover and others digging out their umbrellas.

"We are seeing a big dent in the drought across the western portions of North Texas," said WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley. "This is amazing. This is what we've been waiting for for the past 10 days, and it has finally arrived."

The bulk of the rain was falling west of the Interstate 35 corridor, with the storm system moving generally in a northerly direction.

While there wasn't much rain in the immediate Dallas-Fort Worth area, counties to the west totaled up to six inches of precipitation over the past 24 hours — and it's headed in this direction.

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