UPDATE: A Tornado Watch has been issued for portions of the area until 9:00pm.
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — We awoke on our Sunday morning (and Mother’s Day) with a line strong storms moving through north Texas. As that line moves east out of north Texas the T’Storm Watch for our area lifted. Damage was reported in the Lewisville area from straight-line winds (there was a Tornado Warning in effect at the time). In its wake of the morning storms is the aftermath of too much rain too quickly on saturated soils. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH for almost all of north Texas continues thru Monday morning:
Flood Warnings are in effect across north Texas with more to follow I suspect. Right now they include Dallas, Collin and Johnson Counties. In Dallas the White Rock Creek at Greenville Ave went up 12 feet in just one hour. It is still rising! There is a flooding warning out for the creek.
More rain is coming in behind the line, streaming up from the southwest:
The rain cooled us down to the 60’s. We expect a warm-up back into the upper 70’s this afternoon. We expect the stream of storms/heavy rain to continue to fill in from the southwest. Severe weather is possible in the form of damaging winds and hail. The tornado threat has diminished because of the intense morning round of storms.
A cold front will help focus this on-going event as it moves in from the northwest. The front should clear the metro area by mid-afternoon. This will end the severe weather threat for us and soon clear out the rain from west to east:
Rainfall amounts could go as high as 3″ in spots today, bad news for the areas that saw has already experience significant flooding over the last few days. Please don’t drive during the times of heavy rain; street and creek flooding is almost certainly to happen through the day if trends continue
We are in a Weather Alert Day. The risk of severe weather is with us today but flash flooding is already in progress. We are keeping you posted via social media and cut-in’s on CBS11 thru the event.