By Jeff Ray

We awoke this morning to find heavy rains falling just north of the metroplex. At 5:30am the National Weather Service reported almost 10″ of rain in Valley View with more rain moving in from the west.  The rain was so heavy that it closed I-35 in both directions:

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Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for Denton, Wise and Cooke Counties:

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So far this activity has stayed north of the metroplex. This will change as the day (and night) wears on. There is a stationary front draped over north Texas this morning. A low pressure system to our west will move over this front and continue the risk of heavy rain and strong storms all the way into Friday morning.

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You can see that widespread heavy rain will create more flooding problems:
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As the Low approaches from the west we expect strong storms this afternoon in the metro area. This will continue into the evening:

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We could see an additional 3″-5″ of rain in some areas of north Texas. Computer forecast models show this potential but do not necessarily the correct place. Please drive with caution across today when this rain moves through. Given the incredible amounts that fell across our north we could see significant flooding from rain this afternoon in more areas.

Besides the flooding threat, be careful with these individual storms as they move over. Hail and damaging winds will be the threat.

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A Flash Flood Watch continues until tomorrow for all of north Texas. We will be here in the CBS11 Storm Center bringing you the latest on the weather threat.

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