Severe Weather Wrap-up: Light rain through the morning in North Texas


by Staff

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 17 at 5:56 PM

5:08 p.m.: Currently, there are just a few sprinkles around North Texas and some light rain over downtown Dallas and DeSoto.

The largest cluster of storms and flooding rains are moving out of the area to the east and an upper-level low is moving in. As that happens, it may help trigger a little bit more rain tonight -- but I want to emphasize, a little bit is about all.

At about 7 p.m., there will be very light rain over North Texas, with most of the heavy coverage moving to Austin and San Angelo. Locally through midnight, we should just see some light rains wrapping back around the upper-level low. That will continue through 6 a.m. Friday.

So from this point forward, any additional rainfall we pick up will be very light. - WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus

1:21 p.m.: City of Rockwall has canceled Thursday's Concert by the Lake. It has been rescheduled for July 31.

1:04 p.m.: Lake Ray Roberts is up 1.5 feet. Lake Amon Carter is up 1 foot. -- WFAA Meteorologists

12:07 p.m.: Radar now estimates over 14" of rain in North Denton/South Cooke Counties. Other places haven't seen much more than a drop or two. -- Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus

10:27 a.m.: Flash Flood Warning continues for Denton, Cooke, & Wise County until 12:15 p.m. Additional rainfall is expected for these areas throughout the day. -- WFAA Meteorologists

10:06 a.m.: Showers and storms are moving into Tarrant County. Heavy rain extends from Azle to White Settlement moving east. -- WFAA meteorologists

9:56 a.m.: Flash Flood Warning for Bosque & Hamilton County. Rainfall rates are ~1-2" per hour...areas have already seen 4" of rain.  -- WFAA meteorologists

9:45 a.m.: Lake Ray Roberts has risen over a foot. -- WFAA meteorologists

9:27 a.m.: Rain should hit Fort Worth within an hour. Showers are moving out of Dallas County right now, but more are on the way. -- WFAA meteorologists

9:17 a.m.: DFW Airport says storms will impact flights throughout Thursday. Check your flight's status online or with the airport's app.

9:04 a.m.: Motorist stranded near Duck Creek in Sanger. -- Reporter Brian Glenn 

9:03 a.m.: On and off rain expected for North Texas through midday. There will then be a break before the next wave of rain with a cold front after 6 p.m. -- Meteorologist Colleen Coyle

8:48 a.m.: Flash Flood Warning for Cooke County extended until 11 a.m. -- WFAA meteorologists

8:42 a.m.: More than 3 inches of rain fell in less than an hour in parts of Denton County. --WFAA meteorologists

8:03 a.m.: I-35 in Cooke County has reopened. TxDOT says high water is unpredictable, so drivers should still find an alternate route.

7:38 a.m.: Part of Denton County near Valley View and Sanger received 7-11 inches of rain. Parts of I-35 are closed along side roads. Dallas and Tarrant Counties are still dry. -- WFAA meteorologists

7:36 a.m.: First round of heavy rain caused flooding in parts of North Texas. Flash Flood Warning in place for Denton and Wise Counties until 8:30 a.m. -- WFAA meteorologists

7:22 a.m.: Reporter Jenny Doren says driving conditions are deteriorating quickly. Cooke Co. has received six inches of rain in three hours, and rumbles of thunder can be heard in the area. Vehicles are stuck in high water in Valley View. I-35 in Cooke County still closed.

7:02 a.m.: Reporter Brian Glenn says rain is coming down hard on westbound U.S. 380 in Denton County. He is heading to Sanger where there are reports of flooding.

6:45 a.m. Flooding reported at Valley View Station, a gas station in Valley View (Cooke County) along I-35. Raw video.

6:35 a.m.: Heavy rain continues in Denton County.

6:33 a.m.: The Fort Worth TMS event scheduled for Trinity Habitat for Humanity is canceled.

5:45 a.m.: In Cookie County, nine inches of rain fell on Valley View over the past six hours. I-35 is still shut down.

5:30 a.m.: Less than 2,000 people are without power in North Texas. Most of them are in Denton County.

4:58 a.m.: In Wise County, Highway 287 between Decatur and Alvord is open, but there are reports of more than eight inches of rain falling there.

4:50 a.m.: Heavy rain moving through Denton, Wise and Cookie Counties.

3:57 a.m.: I-35 shut down in both directions in Valley View (Cooke County) due to flooding.

12 a.m.: Flooding and heavy rains were expected to hit North Texas Thursday morning. A Flash Flood Watch was issued for Dallas and Tarrant Counties to last through Friday afternoon. The threat of flooding expected to increase after 9 a.m. Thursday. - Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus

The following video from Sanger was sent to us by Jim Ryan, WBAP/KLIF Radio: