Due to anticipated heavy rainfall Thursday morning through late Thursday night, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the following counties in north central Texas: Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Jack, Wise, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Parker, tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Van Zandt and Rains. This includes the cities of Dallas, Ft. Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Sherman, Paris, Sulphur Springs, Greenville, Decatur and Weatherford. Subject to updates as additional model data rolls in later today, two rounds of heavy rain are expected across north central Texas…the first early Thursday morning and the second later in the day on Thursday and into the nighttime hours with the second cold front arriving. Overall 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected with some areas receiving more depending upon where training bands of rainfall set up. Stay tuned for additional updates as the forecast refines itself over the next 24 hours.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 408 AM CDT WED JUL 16 2014 TXZ091>095-101>107-117>123-162100- /O.NEW.KFWD.FF.A.0003.140717T1200Z-140718T1800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-HUNT- DELTA-HOPKINS-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT- RAINS- 408 AM CDT WED JUL 16 2014 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...COLLIN...COOKE...DALLAS...DENTON...FANNIN...GRAYSON... HUNT...JACK...KAUFMAN...MONTAGUE...PARKER...ROCKWALL...TARRANT AND WISE. IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...DELTA...HOPKINS...LAMAR...RAINS AND VAN ZANDT. * FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON * TWO ROUNDS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE FORECAST TO AFFECT THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA. THE FIRST ROUND WILL OCCUR ON THURSDAY...WITH THE SECOND ROUND LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. TWO DAY RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS...ARE FORECAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY RAIN WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. YOU SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA.