National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Reduced visibility continues across parts of North and Central Texas this afternoon. Persistent areas of fog and drizzle will maintain low visibility through the rest of the day and into tonight. Make sure to reduce speeds and use low-beam headlights while traveling.
A Flood Watch is in effect through noon Saturday for much of North Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of one to three inches can be expected through Saturday morning, with locally higher amounts possible. Soils are saturated across North Texas, and any additional rainfall will result in rapid runoff, likely leading to flooding.
A very slow-moving upper trough over the Western U.S. has resulted in several upper level systems and periods of showers and storms with very heavy rainfall since Tuesday across much of the region. Areas of from the D/FW Metroplex to Greenville, Bonham, Paris, Sulphur Spring, and Paris have seen rainfall totals since Wednesday between 3 to 7+ inches with more to come tonight and Saturday. Areal flooding of low-lying areas and main-stem river flooding is ongoing across these areas. More flooding or flash flooding is possible through Saturday.
Through noon on Friday, February 23, DFW's winter precipitation total ranks as the 9th wettest on record. The February total is the 6th wettest. DFW's 4-day (February 20-23) tally of 4.77" is the greatest 4-day total wholly within February. It's also the 3rd greatest 4-day total during winter (December-February), behind 5.80" (December 18-20, 1991) and 4.83" (January 31-February 3, 1975).
Numerous showers and thundertorms are expected today. Heavy rainfall will be the primary threat. A Flood Watch is in effect through midday Saturday generally north of a line from Canton to Stephenville. Highs today will range from the lower 40s in the northwest to the lower 70s in the southeast.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms will linger tonight (Friday night) with a continued threat for heavy rainfall and flooding. Therefore, the Flood Watch will remain in effect tonight and continue through midday Saturday north of a line from Canton to Stephenville. Low temperatures tonight will range from the lower 40s in the northwest to the middle 60s in the southeast.
There will be a threat for strong to severe storms starting Saturday morning as a line develops across our western counties. The initial threat will be from large hail, but as the line moves east and encounters increasing surface-based instability with a little surface heating, the threat for damaging winds and even a few tornadoes will increase.
A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop Saturday morning out west and march eastward across the area into the afternoon and early-evening hours. The highest precipitation chances will be along and east of I-35. The GREATEST flooding threat will continue from I-35 and east, and near I-20 and points north to the Red River. High temperatures will be in the 60s west, and in the lower to mid 70s east.

 
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