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Remnant Moisture from Cindy Bringing Heavy Rain and Possible Flooding

Post Tropical Storm Cindy is interacting with a frontal system to produce an area of heavy rain that could cause flooding. The front will move through the Middle-Atlantic states Saturday morning and offshore in the afternoon. However, the southern portions of the front will linger from the Southeast into Texas where rainy weather may persist through the day. Out west, the heat continues. Read More >

More widespread thunderstorms are expected to develop overnight as a disturbance approaches from the northwest. While some of these storms may be strong, producing wind gusts and small hail, they should gradually begin to weaken through the overnight hours. The main threats will gradually shift to a heavy rain threat with localized flash flooding possible.
Thanks to a summer cold front that will sweep through North and Central Texas late Friday night, a break from the summer heat is expected the next couple of days. Temperatures will be below seasonal normals. Forecast high temperatures will stay mostly in the 80s Saturday through Tuesday, then, gradually warm up into the 90s by the end of next week.
Scattered showers and storms are expected through the morning hours, shifting south by the afternoon. In the morning hours, heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail are possible. As these storms move south, gusty winds and locally heavy rain are the main threats. All showers and storms will be capable of heavy rainfall, which may lead to localized flooding on Saturday.

 
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After nearly 5 years of significant water restrictions, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) began allowing twice-per-week watering on May 1, 2015.  Sprinklers and other irrigation systems are still be prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm (April 1 to October 31).  The NTMWD serves 1.6 million customers east and northeast of the city of Dallas.

In April 2014, the Fort Worth City Council made permanent its twice-per-week limit on landscape watering.  Only hand watering is allowed between 10 am and 6 pm.  Arlington, also within the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) service area, is still requesting that residents adhere to a twice-per-week watering schedule, but the formal restrictions have been lifted.  Dallas has made permanent its twice-per-week limit, but the restriction on daytime watering is limited to the warm season (April 1 to October 31).  Since water restrictions vary considerably throughout the Metroplex, residents should keep informed with the current guidelines from their municipality or water utility provider.

Voluntary conservation continues for both Waco and Temple/Killeen.  However, water restrictions remain in effect for some communities within McLennan County and Bell County.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) maintains a list of water restrictions across the state.

 


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