North Texas weather: Lots of rain, storms expected for days

It’s time to turn off the water sprinklers in North Texas for a few days.

In Dallas-Fort Worth, widespread rainfall is expected from Saturday evening and will last until Thursday. In many areas, there will likely be a total of 3 to 6 inches of rain.

And in some remote locations in North Texas, rainfall levels could be 8 to 10 inches, according to the Fort Worth National Weather Service.

“Heavy rain will be the main concern,” said meteorologist Sarah Barnes on Friday in the NWS in Fort Worth. “There will be so much moisture in the area.”

So if you want a dry day it is Friday as temperatures are in the upper 70s and no rain is forecast.

North Texans should keep umbrellas handy on Saturday and for the next few days. On Saturday afternoon there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and on Saturday evening the chance increases to 50 percent.

Here are the next chances of rain for Tarrant County:

70 percent on Sunday.

60 percent on Monday.

70 percent on Tuesday.

70 percent on Wednesday.

70 percent on Thursday.

NWS officials in Fort Worth say with all of the rain, flash floods, and river flooding in North Texas, it could be possible in the next few days.

Since it is May in Texas, storms in the area can create severe conditions.

The best chances of bad weather could be Sunday and Tuesday, Barnes said.

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