A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for parts of Tarrant and Dallas counties. Heavy rain this evening is now causing high water on some roadways and at least one high water rescue in Arlington. Another round of heavy rain is moving through now and we’ll see more rain later tonight. Please don’t be one of those who drives into high water and has to get rescued.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 1009 PM CDT FRI OCT 30 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… DALLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS… EASTERN TARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 115 AM CDT
* AT 1008 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.
Since we’ve been so focused on the massive rain event impacting the state over the past several days, I thought it would be good to take a look at other weather features expected this weekend, plus take a first look at what’s in store for us into next week! A cold front dropped into the panhandle yesterday and is currently stretched northeast to southwest from around Paris, through Dallas and down towards Del Rio. Behind the front, temps are currently in the mid 40s across the northern panhandle and down into the 50’s across northwest Texas, the rolling plains, far west and west central Texas.
Highs today behind the front will range from the low 60s to low 70s. Further south, rain cooled air and persistent heavy cloud cover will keep temps generally in the 50s and 60s, with 70s and a few low 80s expected out ahead of the front and along the coast. For folks well behind the front and not impacted by our current major rain event down south, today will be a very pleasant fall day and a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the season!
Cloud cover across the panhandle and west Texas region may be a bit stubborn to clear out today, but it will eventually, and leave most of the area with clear skies and drier air overnight into tomorrow. With lows expected to drop down into the 30s and 40s across the panhandle, rolling plains and far west Texas, frost is possible, especially for areas north and west of Amarillo where temps could briefly dip close to or right at the freezing mark by tomorrow morning. With clear skies, light winds and temps that low, the first frost of the season is likely!
For Sunday through Sunday night, we’ll see a continued trend of cooler and drier air as our rain system down south continues to move east and eventually out of the state by sometime Monday. Temps in general will be a bit cooler than what’s normal for this time of the year, at least for the first part of the work week, then we’ll start to see a gradual warming trend each day.
Early next week…Monday through Wednesday, we’ll be drying out with no rain expected until we get into the latter part of next week. At that time, another area of low pressure is expected to drop down across the desert southwest, possibly develop into a cutoff low, and slowly eject east from mid-week into the next weekend. At the same time, another cold front is expected to arrive Wednesday into Thursday, but it’s not expected to hang around for too long. Rain chances look to arrive back in the forecast beginning Thursday with chances possibly continuing through next weekend depending on how this next system sets up. Still too early to provide exact details, but the long range models are keeping us in a somewhat active pattern through next weekend into early next week!
11AM ♦ Flash Flood Warnings Begin in North-Central Texas
The flash flood event has begun in North Texas. Over the past 20 minutes flash flood warnings have been issued for the following counties: Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, Bosque, Hill, Navarro, and McLennan. These warnings are in effect through the early afternoon but will be extended as necessary. Rainfall intensity has increased and with soils becoming saturated the flooding threat is rising. Urban locations will be the first to experience flooding. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible. Avoid flooded roadways! Most activity is moving east/northeast but will drop a quick inch or two of rain. Additional activity is anticipated throughout the day and into tonight.
Flash Flood Warning Issued for Tarrant & Dallas Counties till 12:45 PM
UPDATE: Johnson County is now also under a Flash Flood Warning.
Thunderstorms producing heavy rain are moving into the D/FW Metroplex from the west and from the south. Saturated soils from rain earlier this morning mean any additional heavy rain will runoff and result in flooding. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Tarrant and Dallas counties. Haslet, Keller, North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Crowley, Arlington, Grapevine, Irving, Carrollton, University Park, Richardson, Dallas, Duncanville, Desoto, and Mesquite are included in this warning.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 1039 AM CDT FRI OCT 23 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… DALLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS… TARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 1245 PM CDT
* AT 1038 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… DALLAS…FORT WORTH…ARLINGTON…GARLAND…IRVING…GRAND PRAIRIE…MESQUITE…CARROLLTON…RICHARDSON…MANSFIELD… ROWLETT…EULESS…DESOTO…BEDFORD…GRAPEVINE…CEDAR HILL… HALTOM CITY…KELLER…COPPELL AND DUNCANVILLE.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW.
A Weak Cold Front Arrives Friday – Rain Diminishes By The Weekend
The upper level disturbance that has been plaguing western Texas for the past several days is now beginning to retreat back to the west. Rain chances will continue overnight and into Friday, but will markedly decrease as we head into Saturday. Flash Flood watches across the region will remain in effect until early tomorrow morning. A weak cold front will drop south into the state on Friday and drag slightly cooler temps and some drier air along with it. The front will wash out south of I-20, but for areas north of the frontal boundary, temps should be warm, but still pleasant, for any outdoor activities you have planned.
Currently on the radar, a large area of rain extends from southwest Texas in the Del Rio area, over into the Big Bend region and up through the Permian Basin region and into the south rolling plains. This area of rain continues to move north/northeast, but its eastward propagation will be hindered by a drier and more stable airmass as you get into western north Texas. As rain chances north of I-20 diminish overnight, additional development is likely across over the Big Bend and Trans Pecos regions. A few storms could become strong to severe overnight with gusty winds and hail as the main threats.
Tomorrow, rain and storm chances again across the western half of the state, but we’ll likely see a bit less coverage than we saw today as the upper level disturbance continues to move away from the state.
Here’s a look at the temperature forecast for tonight, Friday and Saturday. Residual cloud cover and rain chances will continue to keep a lid on highs across the western half of the state during the day on Friday. Once the front arrives, it will knock temps down a few degrees behind it, but the most noticeable change will be the northerly winds and decreasing humidity levels across northern Texas. Looks like we’ll have plenty of sunshine and mild highs for the Texas/OU game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday! South of the front, temps will remain above seasonal averages. Looks like summer just wants to hang around a bit longer!