Flash Flood Warning issued for Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant counties

It's officially the wettest February on record, 8.1 inches at DFW and counting through midnight.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties until 12:45 a.m. Do NOT drive into flood waters. Be alert if you're out and about Wednesday night.

Many areas have reported 1 to 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. No severe storms right now, but the ground is already saturated, so rapid runoff and localized flooding is likely.

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Carrollton Fire Department helped drivers whose cars have stalled at flooded intersections at N. Luna and entrance to President George Bush Turnpike, Countryside and N. Josey, Rosemeade and Josey, and Interstate 35 service road at Jackson. Officials said no boats were needed, but firefighters assisted drivers to walk to safety.

Allen Police have closed the following roads due to high water:

  • West Exchange Pkwy / Ridgeview Drive
  • Alma Road / SH 121 North bound
  • Commanche / Alma
  • W. Stacy Road / N. Watters Road

Shortly after 9 p.m., storms reached Collin, Dallas, Tarrant and Denton counties. Some storms could strengthen later and moves out after midnight. Heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds are possible.

The second round poses a severe weather threat, increasing storm coverage. The intensity should lighten up over the next several hours. By overnight, storms move southeast of the DFW area.

Large hail along with damaging winds will be the primary threats. An isolated tornado or two is also possible. The line of storms will move east through the evening and move out of North Texas after midnight.

It's officially the wettest February on record, 9.15 inches of rain at DFW and counting through midnight.

    Thursday – Saturday:

    North Texas, are you ready for some sunshine? It'll be cloudy in the morning, but sunshine returns on Thursday afternoon and hangs around through Saturday. Scattered storms return Sunday, but then the sun quickly returns again.