incredible rainfall just to the west and southwest of the metroplex today:
Localized flooding devastated some communities around the Granbury area. Lake Granbury rose a full 2ft today because of the all the rain. It is still 9.48ft below normal pool. Flooded roads were closed to traffic across Parker, Hill, Somervell, Hood and Bosque counties. The biggest rain report we’ve seen so far is from a NWS observer who lives just west of Glen Rose. He reported 10.73″ of rain. Here are some other reports:
Our Weather Watcher Network confirmed that the biggest rains were in the southwest corner of Tarrant Co. and W, SW into Parker and Hood counties. Two of our members in Hood Co. both reported over 5″ of rain:
Amounts from 1″ to 3″ were common in Tarrant, Parker and Johnson counties. The rain reached north of the metro area as well:
Officially at the DFW Airport .59″ of rain fell, .64″ at Love Field. It rained almost all day over the metroplex, it didn’t start clearing out until 3pm or so. The afternoon high happened just after 6pm when it hit 82°, it had stayed in the 70’s all morning and afternoon.
We have more rain in the forecast. We are watching severe weather in Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma this evening. These storms should increase in coverage and make a run for the Red River by tomorrow morning We are not expecting severe weather, the rain chances are highest north of the metro area and away from the flooded areas of today:
Daytime heating Monday and Tuesday should inspire more afternoon storms. With all the moisture in the ground and in the air, rain chances will stay high over the next couple of days. Small hail and strong winds could be with these storms along with brief heavy rain.
We’ll keep a 20% chance of storms for the rest of the week into the weekend. Highs will stay in the low 90’s. Still looking at some very hot weather coming in around the fourth of July. Here is the extended:
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Join us on CBS11 News at 10pm for a live report from Granbury on the horrific flooding that occurred there this afternoon. See you at 10.