<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Weather News and Coverage]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:21:48 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:21:48 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Rain Chances, Cooler than Normal]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:20:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Grant+Johnston+Formal.jpg

Morning showers and thunderstorms continue north and east of DFW where flash flooding has been a problem.  Additional rain chances will linger around today, especially northeast of the metroplex.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies are expected area-wide with temperatures remaining well below normal.  The rain chances should be over by tonight paving the way for some beautiful weather Friday.  The weekend looks sunny and quite nice.


TODAY:  Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, especially during the morning.  High: 84. Wind: N 10-15 mph.

TONIGHT:  Partly cloudy, cooler.  Low: 68.  Wind: NE 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY:  Mostly cloudy and pleasant.  Low: 68.  High: 86.  Wind: NE 10 mph.

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny and warm.  Low: 70.  High: 91.  Wind: NE 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY:  Sunny and warm.  Low: 72.  High: 93.  Wind: E 5-10 mph.

MONDAY:  Sunny and warmer.  Low: 74.  High: 95.  Wind: SE 10 mph.

TUESDAY:  Sunny and hot.  Low: 75.  High: 96.  Wind: SE 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly sunny and hot.  Low: 76.  High: 98.  Wind: S 10 mph.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 First Alert WX App Available Now!]]> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/First-Alert-Weather-722x406.jpg

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<![CDATA[Mother Nature Throws Baseball Tournament a Curve Ball]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mickey+mantle+world+series.jpg After 19 years of running the Mickey Mantle World Series tournament in McKinney, beating the heat has become part of the game for tournament organizers. However, rain and cooler temperatures on Wednesday brought both a pleasant change and new challenges.

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<![CDATA[A Bit Cooler With Rain Chances]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:51:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072714+Sunday+7day.jpg Sunday was the hottest day so far this year but heat relief is on the way! A cold front will push down from the north Monday morning. This front will help to initiate showers and thunderstorms during the day. It will also hold temperatures in the low 90s for highs. Additional rain chances can be expected later in the week.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday, July 26 PM Forecast]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:02:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072614+Sat+7day.jpg Get ready for another hot day Sunday with highs at or slightly above 100. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for much of the upcoming week thanks to a cold front that should arrive Monday. Rain chances are also in the forecast Monday through Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Watch Grant's Reaction When a Wasp Attacks the Fort Worth Skycam]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:17:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Wasp+Attack+072314.jpg Watch NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston's reaction when a wasp buzzed the Fort Worth skycam this morning,

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<![CDATA[Big Warming Trend]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:35:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072014_Sun_PM_Weather_1200x675_309593155594.jpg We tied another record low again this morning, dropping down to 65 degrees at DFW airport. With more sunshine, temperatures were much warmer Sunday across DFW with many spots making it into the 90s. Temperatures will get hotter this week, until we see the return of triple digits likely on Friday. There is a small rain chance Wednesday night and Thursday, but overall most will stay hot and dry this week.]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Big Warming Trend]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/071914+web7day.jpg It was another unseasonably cool day across DFW with near record cool temperatures. Clouds should finally break up tonight allowing for a big warming trend. Temperatures will be on the rise beginning Sunday and continuing throughout the week. Highs in the 90s are expected Sunday through Thursday with triple digits likely returning Friday and Saturday. There will only be very small rain chances this week.]]> <![CDATA[Flooding in Denton County]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:52:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Denton+flooding.jpg Several roads in Denton County are still closed due to flooding.

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<![CDATA[Thursday's Rain May Not Be Enough for Area Lakes]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:59:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rainfall+Totals+Thursday.jpg

The North Texas Municipal Water District says the rains are welcome, but may not enough to fill up area lakes.

Some areas recorded nearly a foot of rain, more rain in six hours than Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport received all year long.

"We are receiving rainfall, which is good - that we're not going to need to use our treated water supply. But we really need heavy rains, much more than we're receiving," said Denise Hickey with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

All of Collin County got a nice steady flow of rain Thursday, enough to slow down drivers in low-lying areas but not enough to fill up Lake Lavon.

The NTMWD says the rain would have to fall over McKinney to flow downstream and bring up Lake Lavon which is 12 feet below capacity.

"The rain showers in Allen and Plano, they don't affect Lake Lavon. People that get water from the NTMWD - look at McKinney and see how much rain is actually fallen there," said Hickey. "You know, we really need to have several days of really heavy rain events. It would've been nice if the 10 inches that Valley View had received overnight had actually rained in McKinney."

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock said the rain should bring up lake levels at Lake Bridgeport, Lake Ray Roberts, Eagle Mountain Lake, Grapevine Lake and Lake Lewisville.

The Eagle Mountain Lake area saw one to three inches of rain, but businesses along the lake would like to see more rainfall.

The Spot Bar and Grill on the south side of the lake says a full lake means a full parking lot. “Whenever the lake levels are awesome then there's a lot of people coming off their boats, coming in having a great time,” Sean Lealos who works at The Spot.

Lake levels are so low at Eagle Mountain Lake that the boat ramp near The Spot is closed. The cove only has three feet of water and that’s way too low to bring boats in and out of the water safely.

Most of the lakes in North Texas should rise between 1 to 4 feet within the next week because of Thursday's rainfall, according to Jerry Cotter, chief of water resources for the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth.

"We need about a month of this type of rainfall to really fill up the reservoirs. And, I'm not saying every single day, but, you know, once a week for a month and we would really do some filling up of the reservoirs," Cotter told NBC DFW.

<![CDATA[Heavy Rains Not Enough at Eagle Mountain Lake]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:23:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eml1.jpg Despite heavy rainfall on Thursday, people Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth said they need more rain because lake levels are still too low.

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<![CDATA[Past Flooding Problems Lead to Fixes in Mansfield]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:12:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mansfield1.jpg Mansfield has dealt with its fair share of major flooding problems in the past. That’s why the city has taken steps in recent years to keep people and property out of harm’s way.

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<![CDATA[FWFD Water Rescue Teams Prepared for Flash Floods]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:37:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FWFD+Swift+Water+Rescue+071714.jpg

The Fort Worth Fire Department Water Rescue Dive 7 Team said that it’s prepared for heavy rains Thursday and Friday. Emergency crews are keeping an eye on areas that usually see heavy flooding.

Fort Worth Emergency Crews have been preparing for flash floods since Monday.

One of two Fort Worth Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Stations said they are prepared for this weather.

They've attached the boat to the trailer and have life jackets ready for use.

"I think most people just don't understand the power of moving water. Just a couple inches of water will take a small vehicle and wash it down stream. Three or four inches will even move a full sized pick-up," Lt. Armond Johnson, Fort Worth Fire Department Dive 7.

Johnson said most people underestimate how quickly water can rise.

"One a regular basis, people will see water running across the road and choose to drive through the water instead of just turning around and taking another route. Basically, they put their lives in danger just to save a few seconds on their way to work," Johnson said.

Emergency Crews have been putting together sandbags for areas that usually see heavy flooding. They also have barricades ready to block off streets if they flood.

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<![CDATA[Woman Trapped in Her Home in Krum]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:23:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Krum+Flooding+071714.jpg NBC 5's Brian Scott reports from Krum as emergency crews rescue a woman trapped in her home by rising flood waters.]]> <![CDATA[Register for NBCDFW's Closing System]]> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 19:36:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/snowflake.jpg

NBCDFW and NBC 5 offer an automated system for school and business closings and delays that can be accessed online and over the phone for school and business administrators.

Due to the size of the Metroplex, only closings and delays for schools and large businesses with more than 500 employees will air on television. The status of religious facilities, day care centers, small businesses and other establishments will only be posted on NBCDFW.com.

To register, please send an email to Sharla.Alford@nbcuni.com with the name of your institution, the main contact name, phone number and email, as well as the physical address of the school, church or business.

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<![CDATA[Storms Cause Power Outages Thursday]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:21:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flooding+Rain+Travis+Jackson.jpg

Storms into North Texas brought heavy rain and lightning and left more than a thousand without power Thursday morning.

NBC 5 Meteorologists warned of heavy rain and thunderstorms that brought flash flooding and lightning to the area and creates some power outages.

Oncor's storm center online showed more than 2,000 outages across North Texas at the height of the flooding.

Here is the latest list of outages by county as of 8 p.m. Thursday:

Collin - 1,582
Dallas - 18


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<![CDATA[DFW Airport Most Delayed in the Country Today]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:38:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/052514+Rain+American+Airline+plane+DFW+airport.jpg

Thunderstorms and heavy rain and lightning in North Texas made Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport the most delayed airport in the country Thursday morning.

Storms forced the cancellation of 141 outbound flights and 136 inbound flights.

As of The Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control System Command Center said arriving flights were delayed an average of three hours and 48 minutes.

The FAA reports departures were being held at the gate and taxi delays were between 46 minutes and one hour and increasing.

DFW Airport tweeted for all passengers to keep their eyes on the weather.

As of 9:30 a.m. American Airlines reported it canceled 167 flights and 98 flights had been delayed.

NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Flooding Possible in DFW Thursday and Friday]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:12:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/I-35-Flooding---Travis-Jack.jpg

Most of North Texas could see heavy rain and flooding over the next two days.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch effective Thursday morning through Friday afternoon for the following counties: Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise.

Flood Warnings were issued for Denton and Wise County until Friday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service the concern in Denton County was Clear Creek near Sanger and Denton Creek near Justin, which was expected to rise above flood stage by Thursday night.

In Wise County, Big Sandy Creek near Bridgeport was expected to rise above flood stage by Thursday evening.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston called for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could cause flash flooding through Friday morning. Johnston said some areas may receive two to four inches of rain.

The NWS called for two rounds of storms, the first round occurring Thursday, with a second round late Thursday night into Friday.

Crews in Fort Worth are now on standby, preparing sandbags and barricades for possible flooding conditions.

Earlier in the week, public works identified trouble spots that tend to flood, and workers unclogged several inlets to avoid flooding.

And in neighborhoods near the trouble spots, folks are already preparing for what their commutes may look like Thursday.

"Sometimes that will flood, and it will flood down here, and there's been one time where I had to wait 30 minutes for the flooding to go down, to get home," said resident Martha Jackson.

Shawn Williams, spokesman for the City of Dallas, said the Office of Emergency Management, along with floodplain and streets departments, will monitor flooding and street conditions throughout the forecast rain event.

The city maintains a Flooded Roadway Warning system that monitors known flooding locations throughout the city.

In addition to the warning system, the city's public safety departments routinely check on known flooding areas during heavy rain events and will coordinate any roadway closures.

Dallas residents are encouraged to report any flooded roadway conditions inside the city to 3-1-1.

Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people who come upon areas covered with water followed this simple advice: Turn Around Don't Drown.

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<![CDATA[ Dog Days of Summer - Gallery V]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:53:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*228/DUKE9.jpg NBC 5 viewers share their photos showing how their pets keep cool in a warm Texas summer. ]]> <![CDATA[Oak Cliff Neighbors Shocked by Storm Damage]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Oak+Cliff+storm+damage.jpg Severe storms ripped through Oak Cliff Monday, causing a lot of damage in several neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Extreme Weather: Typhoon Rammasun]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:01:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP621344500048.jpg Take a look at some of the most extreme weather systems throughout the world.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Cleaning Up From Strong Storms]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:53:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/6e357e6c19e747b488ed9e87ddb46720.jpg

Strong to severe storms moved into North Texas on Monday afternoon, bringing rain, lightning and high winds.

In Dallas County, straight-line winds packed a wallop, knocking out power and knocking down trees. One of them hit Deborah Cawthon's house while she was home with two grandchildren.

"We saw the rain coming, and we were looking at it coming this way. Then, all the sudden, the wind started blowing. Then it started going sideways. And when it did, I said, 'Let's get in the closet.' I didn't know if it was a tornado," Cawthon said.

Nearby, Billy Rowell lost about 10 trees on his property along with his lawn building, which landed in a neighbor's yard.

"I'm just hoping my insurance pays for it," Rowell said.

The damage came after a slow-moving but powerful storm roared through the area.

In Frisco, heavy winds destroyed the frame of a house under construction. One worker was injured when he was hit apparently by some wood.

The owner of the house under construction right next door says the winds were incredible.

"I would venture to say it was about 60 mph," said homeowner Robert Diezi.

In McKinney, a lightning strike is suspected of sparking a house fire. A boy who was home alone got out safely, and firefighters rescued the family's pet snake.

And in Tarrant County, neighbors grabbed chainsaws to cut up and haul away downed trees along Yucca Avenue, Primrose Avenue and Clary Avenue.

"After the rain stopped, I came out here, started cleaning up a little bit. Before I know it, all my neighbors came out, started helping," said Fort Worth homeowner Terri Banda.

Back in Southeast Dallas, people are just grateful it isn't any worse.

"Stuff happens, you know? It's bad. But we're all OK. That's all that matters," Cawthon said.

At one point late Monday afternoon, Oncor's storm center online showed more than 25,000 customers were without power across North Texas.

As of 11 p.m. Monday, about 13,000 outages remained in Dallas County, while there were still about 5,000 outages in Tarrant County.

Crews worked overnight to restore power to part of Dallas. Along U.S. Highway 175, workers said they repaired up to 10 utility poles, but there were still trees on roadways as late as 5 a.m. Tuesday.

As of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, there were still 7,600 outages across North Texas, according to Oncor's storm center.

Many people in the Oak Cliff area in Dallas said they have been out of power since 3:30 p.m.

The McDonald's off of Interstate 35 on W. Kiest Boulevard has been closed all Tuesday morning with “no power” signs posted on the doors and in the drive-thru area.

Other businesses in the area were closed on Tuesday, including a Shell gas station along W. Kiest Boulevard. Employees said they lost power at about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Scattered thunderstorms remain in the NBC 5 forecast for the next several days across North Texas.

NBC 5 reporters Scott Gordon, Ben Russell and Ellen Bryan contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Storms Photos: July 14, 2014]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:44:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sg-pic.jpg Your storm photos on July 14, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Cooler Weather & Rain Coming]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:02:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/071314+Sun7day.jpg DFW Airport reached 100 degrees Sunday for the first time of the 2014 summer season. There will be a 10% chance for an isolated shower or storm Monday afternoon and evening. Between Tuesday and Friday we'll have bigger rain chances with Thursday looking to be the wettest. In addition, we'll experience close to a 20 degree temperature drop between Monday and Thursday. The average high for this time in July is about 95 degrees. Enjoy the brief break from the triple digit heat!]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Hot, Hotter Then Cooler]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:28:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/071214+Saturday+web7day.jpg We will reach the triple digits this weekend and that triple digit heat will continue into Monday. Beginning on Tuesday next week a cold front will move across NTX and that will bring some rain chances from Tuesday thru Friday and our temperatures back to near 80 for the second half of next week.]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Hot & Dry Weather Continues]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:31:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070614+7day+Sunday+4cast.jpg The typical hot and mainly dry July weather pattern will be with us for this week. Temperatures will stay in the middle and upper 90s for this week and into the upcoming weekend. Mainly dry weather is expected for the next several days with rain chances less than 10%. ]]> <![CDATA[Hot & Dry Weather Pattern]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:12:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070514+Sat+web7day.jpg The rest of this holiday weekend across North Texas will stay toasty and dry. Temperatures will soar into the mid 90s Sunday with a light breeze from the South. Heading into next week temperatures will climb into the upper 90s with little to no chance for rain for the duration of the 7 day.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Days of Summer - Gallery IV]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*213/d9518eedbe224a8fae0e49909fa9e900.JPG.jpg NBC 5 viewers share their photos showing how their pets keep cool in a warm Texas summer.]]> <![CDATA[Preparing for Hurricane Arthur]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:29:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/451635906.jpg It could be a long and dangerous weekend for people along the East Coast as they prepare for Hurricane Arthur.

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<![CDATA[Dramatic Photos: Hurricane Arthur Hits East Coast]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:46:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/AP765512733785.jpg Hurricane Arthur is expected to put a severe damper on the much anticipated July 4th weekend celebrations up and down the east coast. See photos of the preparation and aftermath.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast - Hot & Humid Week Ahead]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/062914+sun+7day+4cast.jpg Get ready for a hot week ahead with temperatures around 95 Monday through Wednesday. By Thursday a front will bring a 30% chance for showers and storms with isolated storms possible on the 4th of July also. Temperatures should fall to the low 90s by Thursday but return back to the middle to upper 90s Friday through Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Warm and Muggy Weekend]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:55:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/062814+sat7day+4cast.jpg There's a very low chance for an isolated shower overnight but mainly dry weather is expected. Rain chances remain rather low for DFW Sunday at 10% with slightly higher chances east. Windy weather will stick around the next few afternoons with wind gusts up to 35mph! ]]> <![CDATA[Rain Brings Flash Flooding to North Texas ]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:56:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Six-Flags-Flooding-062514.jpg

Heavy storms moved fast and furious though North Texas on Wednesday afternoon.

Some of the worst flash flooding was at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington where the theme park, along with Hurricane Harbor, was forced to close for the evening.

In a statement, Sharon Parker, with Six Flags Over Texas, said:

"Due to inclement weather, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor are closed. The parks will reopen tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. Our rides are typically unaffected by adverse weather conditions and water recedes quickly after a heavy rain. Per our standard safety procedures, all rides will be thoroughly inspected before reopening."

Arlington drivers were caught in high water at Cooper Street and Randol Mill Road, forcing police to shut down the intersection for a short time.

The Arlington Fire Department said they responded to more than 20 high-water rescue calls caused by the heavy rain.

Saginaw, which received more than five inches of rain in a short period of time, was also hit hard by the deluge.

Floodwaters closed Saginaw's Main Street and Blue Mound Road, however, no homes or businesses flooded, according to a fire department spokesman.

Just outside of town, about two inches of water rushed into one family’s home.

"We were saying, 'Please stop,' because it was rushing in the front door, the back door, the garage door,” Jennifer Boulware said. “It was just coming in the house. Things were just floating across the house."

Slow moving storms dumped heavy rain and prompted flash flood warnings for several counties including Denton, Tarrant and Wise.

The U.S. Geological Survey is tracking lake water levels after the storms.

The National Weather Service reported that water levels at the West Point Trinity River at Grand Prairie were as high as 12 feet Wednesday afternoon.

The rain stopped late Wednesday night, but rain chances continue into the weekend. 

NBC 5's Scott Gordon and Bianca Castro contributed to this report.

<![CDATA[Fort Worth Neighborhood Hit Hard by Flooding]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:54:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FW+Cleanup+062514.jpg

The neighborhood surrounding Western Avenue just off Hulen Street in Fort Worth was hit hard by flooding Tuesday.

Residents who have lived in the area for several decades said this isn't the first time their neighborhood has flooded.

"That was the worst we had ever seen it," said Miriam Hermann, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years.

Hermann said the city has been looking at fixing their streets for about 10 years.

Several homeowners said all of their flooring needs to be replaced.

"I've been to all the meetings since 2004 when this all started. And I have to say I'm pleased. I'm seeing progress," Hermann said.

Singer-songwriter Deanna Wendolyn said she lost five guitars and a baby grand piano in the flash flooding. She also said her insurance won't cover natural disasters like this.

But other neighbors disagreed and pointed out other recent projects, like one on Ashland Avenue, as making this flooding even worse.

Fort Worth District 7 Councilman Dennis Shingleton said the city will start a project on Western Avenue in March 2015.

Shingleton said while this won't fix all of the flooding problems, it will help.

If the flooding isn't fixed, some neighbors said they will move.

"So we're all like, 'OK, do we just lift everything every time it rains?' Just keep everything up off the floor," Suzy Laiine, a resident on Western Avenue for a year said. "That's not really some way that you want to live on a daily basis."

Church Hit Hard Too by Floods

Neighborhoods weren't the only places impacted by Tuesday's flooding rain storms.

Rain fell so quickly at Hemphill and West Berry streets in the Hemphill Heights neighborhood, the Travis Avenue Baptist Church became inundated with water as well.

Water pushed into the basement beneath the sanctuary, collapsing a ceiling in a restroom and leaving a water line about three feet high. Water then pushed into the basement damaging carpet, dry wall and anything on the ground.

Water also pushed into the children's ministry building, leaving about four inches of water on the ground.

On Wednesday, a clean-up company was setting up fans, removing dry wall and working to fix up the century old church.

No one was injured by the flood waters, but it could take nearly a month before damaged classrooms and storage areas are fixed to be used again.

Despite the damage, church leaders said they're staying positive and working together to keep the church moving forward. 

"Life throws these things at us and we just have to believe that God will give us the wisdom and strength to deal with whatever we have to deal with," said Pastor Michael Dean. 

Dean said he can't recall the church experiencing any kind of flooding like they say on Tuesday. 

Vacation Bible School students were moved to other parts of the church that weren't impacted by flooding.

NBC 5's Chris Van Horne contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Cleanup Underway in FW's Ryan Place Neighborhood]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:22:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FW-Walmart-Cleanup.jpg Cleanup continues in Fort Worth's Ryan Place neighborhood. The Walmart there hopes to have the store ready for customers at 9 a.m. Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Severe Weather Causes Flooding in Fort Worth]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flooding-fort-worth.jpg

Severe storms across North Texas on Tuesday left streets flooded and drivers stranded in Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Fire Department responded to 42 calls about high water during the storms. Several calls were from the area of Hulen Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard.

“I’m lucky,” said Neftali Garcia. “I called my wife and said, ‘I’m drowning.”

Garcia attempted to turn around and avoid a flooded area on Main Street, but the rising water was too quick and swept his pickup truck down the street in water that reached 5 feet high.

“My truck ended up against that pole you can see all the debris,” said Garcia.

Christine Dunning, who works near Dexter Avenue, witnessed dozens of trucks and cars attempt to pass through the high water.

Dunning captured the rescue of two women stuck in water that reached the vehicle's headlights on video.

"The women inside of it, they were obviously scared but they were in there for quite a while," said Dunning.

The rainfall turned Ryan Place Drive into a river. Many people in that area were concerned that the water would enter their homes.

“There was a river flowing down this street and it was flooding into the yards,” said Turner.

The Wal-Mart on West Berry Street experienced flooding indoors that prompted them to close for the day.

But for much of the area, the water disappeared just as fast as it came.

“The water went away in 20 minutes after it happened,” said Garcia. “It disappeared.”

There have been no reports of injuries related to any of the high water calls, according to Fort Worth Fire Department.

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<![CDATA[Storm Photos: June 24, 2014]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CARS-STRANDED-FW.jpg NBC 5 viewer photos from the storm on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[High Winds, Storms Monday Cause Power Outages]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:52:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Chuck-Hopf.jpg

Strong to severe storms moved into North Texas early Monday morning bringing rain, lightning and high winds and power outages.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston warned that wind gusts up to 60mph could cause broken limbs and create power outages.

Oncor's storm center online showed more than 5,000 outages across North Texas.

Here is the latest list of outages by county as of noon Monday:

Collin - 23
Dallas - 2,998
Denton - 175
Ellis - 444
Johnson - 21
Navarro - 17
Parker - 9
Rockwall - 33
Tarrant - 1,383
Wise - 7

Photo Credit: Chuck Hopf]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Drought Leaves Cautionary Warning ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:38:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/drought+new+2.jpg

While the Texas drought monitor looks better than last year, the state is still experiencing extremely dry conditions.

The prolonged drought dates back to 2010. Currently, 90 percent of the state is said to be abnormally dry with over 40 percent in severe drought.

Even with recent rains, state grounds thirst for more water. While some regions received decent showers in the past two months, most parts received critically low levels of water.

As the summer temperatures increase so will evaporation, leaving water levels even lower.

Citizens are advised to limit water use to avoid further water shortages.


<![CDATA[High Winds, Storm Damage Rockwall County Homes]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:07:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rockwall-County-damage.jpg

Several families in Rockwall County are cleaning up debris after an early-morning storm rolled through the area causing damage to several structures.

“It sounded like a freight train coming through the backyard,” said Mike Pelletier, whose roof was damaged by the storm.

The National Weather Service reported it was not a tornado, but rather straight-line winds that hit the City of Fate with winds gusts up to 65 mph.

“You’re asleep at six in the morning and all of a sudden you get hit by something unexpected,” said John Donaldson, who had his fence damaged.

Several homes were damaged there because of the storm that tore shingles off rooftops and ripped fences from their foundation.

“We found out that part of the fence is in the neighbor’s pool two doors up,” said Donaldson. “Another piece is in the road across the street.”

Down the street from Donaldson’s subdivision, a barn was destroyed while three horses were inside during the storm.

“Thank God they’re all right,” said Randy Cawthon, referring to the horses. “We'll replace everything you see here.”

No Injuries have been reported because of the storm.

<![CDATA[Storms Leave Thousands Without Power]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:13:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/storms-dallas-chopper.jpg

Storms that rolled through North Texas left thousands without power early Monday morning.

Vivid lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds moved through the Metroplex before dawn.

Oncor Electric Delivery reported less than 3,600 customers were without power Monday afternoon. The majority of the outages were in Dallas County.

At the height of the storm, more than 26,000 North Texans were without power accoring to Oncor's website. More than 9,000 outages were reported in Rockwall County.

A 7-Eleven and Sonic on Dalton Road in Rockwall were without electricity and couldn't serve customers early Monday morning, but power was back on around 8:30 a.m.

Oncor's Storm Center online reports outages in the following counties as of 4 p.m.

Collin - 112
Cooke - 373
Dallas - 491
Denton - 1,535
Grayson - 59
Henderson - 88
Hopkins - 7
Hunt - 75
Johnson - 5
Kaufman - 54
Rockwall - 23
Tarrant - 707
Van Zandt - 71

The storms also caused ground stops Monday morning at both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as well as Dallas Love Field.

<![CDATA[David Finfrock Helps Honor 9-Year-Old Hero]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:48:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/060714+Finfrock+Montoya+A+kon.jpg NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock helped honor a Grand Prairie boy who used the money he was saving to buy a PlayStation and instead donated the money to help buy smoke detectors for his less fortunate neighbors. Hector Montoya was honored at an Anime convention in Dallas.

Photo Credit: Patric Alva, NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Frisco Limits Sprinkler Use to Bi-Weekly]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:27:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sprinkler-050114.jpg

The drought has prompted one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas to limit sprinkler use to once every two weeks.

The Frisco City Council approved the State 3 water restrictions during a special meeting on Saturday, June 7. 

Starting on June 29, the city will limit outdoor watering via automatic sprinkler systems to once every two weeks on the resident's designated trash days.

A first time violation will mean the resident's sprinkler system will be disconnection, a red violation sign being placed in the offending yard and a $25 administrative fee on the violator's next water bill.  Violators would need to call 972.292.5800 to restore service.

The city of Frisco is part of the North Texas Municipal Water District, which also serves Allen, Farmersville, Forney, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Richardson, Rockwall, Royce City and Wylie.  However these restrictions only affect Frisco. 

"Water conservation is a regional, state and national issue," said Frisco mayor Maher Maso in a statement. "Our area lakes are experiencing historic lows.  There's no question, Frisco has been on the leading edge of implementing successful water conservation programs. But we need to do even more during the upcoming, critical summer months in order for all of us in the district (NTMWD) to avoid Stage 4."

The city said Lavon Lake is 11.5 feet below normal. The NTMWD also draws water from Jim Chapman Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Tawakoni and Lake Bonham.

Tarrant, Ellis and Navarro Counties are served by the Tarrant Regional Water District.  The city of Dallas and many of its surrounding cities get their water from Dallas Water Utilities.

Frisco residents who want to report water being wasted can do so by clicking here.