More North Texas rain in Monday's forecast

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Posted on July 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 15 at 10:57 PM

FORT WORTH — From Dallas to Fort Worth, it was a stormy Sunday for many North Texans, with scattered thunderstorms soaking parts of the region.

The cloudy skies brought heavy rain, strong winds and lightning.

"Lightning hit somewhere close to the house and sparks flew out the electrical outlets in the garage," said Richard Harmon, who said a bolt appears to be behind the fire at his home on Hillside Drive in Fort Worth.

He was sitting down when sparks started flying Sunday evening.

Firefighters don't think his house took a direct hit, but they believe lightning is to blame.

WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley said while some parts of North Texas were subject to torrential rain on Sunday, other areas didn't get a drop.

Showers and thunderstorms were re-firing in South and Central Texas late Sunday evening, moving very slowly to the north. "It is possible that we could see some isolated thunderstorms moving back into North Texas during the pre-dawn hours," McCauley said.

Sunday's rainfall totals ranged from 1.4 inches in Burleson to 0.91 inch in Mesquite and 0.67 inch in Cedar Hill.

McCauley said the forecast calls for about a 30 percent coverage of showers and thunderstorms on Monday.

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