By Jeff Ray

The drought-striken lands of north Texas enjoyed a good soaking rain Sunday:

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Unfortunately it deeply affected major sporting and concert events the DFW area is hosting this weekend. The Duck Commander 500 NASCAR race was cancelled. The Bruce Springsteen concert at Reunion Park goes on as planned albeit in a cold rain on a muddy field (Boss Mosh Pit?). The rain should clear the Speedway and the campers by 9pm and downtown Dallas by 9:30p.

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The high today was BELOW the typical LOW for this time of year:

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Officially so far .57″ of rain has fallen at DFW. Only 96 days into the year and we are still a full 6″ behind in total rainfall.

We have a NASCAR race to run tomorrow and then a Final Four Game tomorrow night:

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We have more rainfall in the forecast for tomorrow evening. Here is FutureSky Forecast showing the day. Notice that the rain/storms look to be favored in the evening hours. The race will go at 11am and be fine.  Those attending the Final Four game should be able to get to AT&T Stadium under dry conditions; there might be some storms still moving through by the end. We don’t think this weather will be severe but expect some strong winds with these storms.

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Tomorrow looks to be mostly cloudy to start the day but we’ll enjoy some sunshine during the afternoon. We’ll have a north wind to keep the temperatures in the 60’s:

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All this cold and unsettled weather leaves north Texas starting Tuesday. We’ll have a couple more mornings in the 40’s but Wednesday will be one of those Texas spring days where you need the heater on in the morning and then the A/C in the afternoon.

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The next storm chance is on Sunday. This looks like the potential of another round of strong storms followed by a surge of colder air. The  European long-range forecast model still puts us in the 30’s for lows Monday and Tuesday morning on the 14th and 15th.