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From The Newsroom: North Texas Under Flash Flood Watch Through The Weekend

National Weather Service

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: North Texas will get some relief from recent dry weather. A flash flood watch will be in effect from late tonight through Saturday night.

The National Weather Service estimates anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain will fall during that period.

Meteorologist Daniel Huckaby says it's unlikely North Texas will see the kind of flooding that occurred earlier this spring because it’s been so dry.

“The ground has a lot of capacity to hold water but we’re going to get a lot of rain in a short amount of time,” he said. “If we keep seeing events like this, we’re going to see some significant flooding.”

October tends to be one of the wetter months of the year. However, a recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor lists most of North Texas in severe to extreme drought.

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You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.2 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.