By Jeff Jamison, CBS11 News

How Much Did We See?

What a 24-36 hours of rainfall in North Texas.  If you can’t remember the last time we saw this much rain in the same period, it’s because it was way back on June 21.

Check out the rainfall amounts estimated by the radar

109c Rain Starting Its Wind Down

Clearly, areas along and west of I35W saw quite a bit more rain than regions to the east.  The Comanche to Eastland to Breckenridge area saw close to 8″ of rain!  Much of Tarrant, Johnson and Parker counties saw 3-6″ of rainfall…while a good portion of Denton, Collin and Dallas counties saw 1-2″ of rain.

So is this enough rain to end the drought?  No.  It is by a wide-margin the most beneficial rain we’ve seen in months here in North Texas.  It will put a sizable dent in the drought, but won’t end it.  Check out how much rain it would actually take to end the drought.

curr end 1mon Rain Starting Its Wind Down

Amazingly, we would need 3 to 6 times as much rain as we received to climb out of drought.  Of course, that would lead to terrible flooding.  So as they say “one step at a time”…this was a great rain with little or no major flooding issues.


Rain Not Completely Out of the Picture

A few showers remain in the forecast for Sunday night going into Monday….especially north of I-20 and east of I35E.  Showers should begin to push into East Texas during the day on Monday, leaving most of North Texas dry with clearing skies.  Should be a nice afternoon for Game Two of the ALCS in Arlington.  Another disturbance and cold front will move in Wednesday, giving us another chance for a few showers & thunderstorms.

Tonight – Cloudy & mild.  30-40% chance of showers, mainly north & east of the DFW Metroplex.  Low near 62°

Monday – Clearing skies. 20% chance of rain until midday.  High near 80°

Tuesday – Mostly sunny & warm.  High near 84°

Wednesday – Partly to mostly cloudy.  30% chance of t’storms.  High near 86°

Thursday – Sunny & mild.  High near 82°