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Flash Flood Watch Expires; North Texas Drying Out

If you see high water, always turn around — don't drown.

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    NBC 5 Forecast: Chilly Now, Warmer Weekend
    Much of North Texas received between two and five inches of rain from storms Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24.

    A slow moving weather system produced very heavy rain across much of North Texas Tuesday and Wednesday. A Flash Flood Watch was allowed to expire Wednesday night.

    Rainfall totals were impressive Tuesday with some areas of Collin County picking up more than 7 inches of rain. A few areas west of Dallas-Fort Worth picked up over 4 inches of rain overnight.

    Dramatic video and pictures showed cars submerged in feet of water inside Parking Garage B at Dallas Love Field Wednesday morning, where more than 3 inches of rain fell overnight.

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    Dozens of cars parked at the Dallas Love Field Airport garage are flooded due to heavy rain.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    High water was reported on several area roads. NBC 5 cameras captured people stranded in floodwater along the Interstate 35E Frontage Road near Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.

    The rain will diminish in frequency by late Wednesday and should end completely on Thursday. In addition to the heavy rain, some thunderstorms may contain gusty winds.

    Dry and sunny weather is expected Friday through the weekend.

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    At Home?
    • Head indoors immediately
    • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
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    Outdoors?
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    Driving?
    • Stay inside your vehicle.
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