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Storms Bring Heavy Rains Across North Texas, Downpours Expected Sunday

A storm carrying heavy rain and strong winds has brought flooding dangers and left several thousand homes without power on its way eastward through North Texas.

About 1,700 households in the Oncor area were left with no power at 11 p.m., marking a significant decrease from the 11,000 households by 3.20 p.m. and 13,000 affected households at 1.30 p.m. Most of the affected households were in Arlington, the Park Cities, Oak Lawn, and Old East Dallas areas.

Although there will still be heavy rains on Sunday, expect that the downpours will be isolated and few. By next week, cooler temperatures and more rains will be experienced. This is the situation expected until mid-next week.

Monique Sellers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that tornado risk is low. She added: “It’s not going to feel quite like that sweltering Texas summer that we’re used to, at least for a week.”

Also, as per reports, residents in the North Texas area have to be prepared for possible flooding dangers. Dallas and southwest Collin counties were already under a flood advisory as of Friday, 1 p.m. Minor flooding was expected.

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