NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several rounds of heavy rain have pushed through parts of North Texas and more are on the way overnight.
Two to three inches of rain have fallen in some areas as of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
A severe thunderstorm warning expired at 11:15 p.m. in Dallas County, but a flash flood warning was issued for the county until 2:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Another big concern with the storms is strong winds. There have been reports in Tarrant County of winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour.
There is a lot of heavy rain that has led to flooding in multiple areas.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the Fort Worth Fire Department tweeted, “We have responded to over 20 High Water Rescue/Investigations since the first round of storms started. Please stay off the roads.”
A severe thunderstorm watch continues until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday for multiple North Texas counties, including Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties.
The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management tweeted shortly before 11:15 p.m., “The Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been EXTENDED until 5am for Fort Worth by the @NWSFortWorth. The City is experiencing flooding, street closures, power outages & tree limbs down. Please stay with us as we prepare for the NEXT round of rain. #dfwwx”
Wylie Fire Rescue tweeted a similar point in all caps saying, “SEVERAL AREAS IN THE CITY ARE FLOODED. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES/CONES. IF YOU SEE HIGH WATER, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH IT.”
Storms are making their way from the west to the east at about 20 to 25 miles per hour.
Some spots are seeing an inch-and-a-half to two inches of rain per hour.
The city of Carrollton tweeted, “Carrollton Fire Rescue and @CarrolltonTXPD are working multiple scenes of vehicles stranded in high water at city intersections. Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads and #TurnAroundDontDrown”
Carrollton Police tweeted shortly after 11:30 p.m., “Widespread flash flooding in Carrollton tonight. Josey/Sherwood, Hebron/Rolling Oaks among the trouble spots. Stay off the roads! #DFWWX”