Grayson County could see further rainfall Sunday following the widespread showers and thunderstorms it experienced Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, meteorologist Jason Godwin from the Fort Worth branch of the National Weather Service said the Texoma area was likely to see several rounds of showers and thunderstorms throughout the early hours of Sunday.
“The highest chances for rain are going to be from 10 p.m. (Saturday) to after midnight with the chances starting to come down after sunrise tomorrow,” Godwin said. “There could be some (showers) in the morning, but by the afternoon, we expect the chances to move off to your south and east, though there could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday night.”
Godwin said the widespread rainfall Grayson County experienced Saturday was expected to be anywhere from two to four inches. Because of that, the NWS placed the county under a flash flood watch through 7 a.m. Sunday.
“The best way to put it is we’re likely to see heavy rain in many areas and conditions are favorable for heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding,” Godwin said. “Flash flooding itself isn’t necessarily likely, but you’ll probably see heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding, just depending on how fast that rain comes down and where it comes down.”
Godwin said there was also a chance that flash flood watch could be extended further into Sunday depending on the rainfall the area received throughout Saturday night.
“It looks like most of the rain will be out of your area at least by sometime tomorrow morning,” he said on Saturday. “So it’s possible it could be extended but it doesn’t look like it at the moment.”
The NWS forecast for Sunday calls for a 90 percent chance of precipitation, though mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 88. Then there’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday evening and during the day Monday with a high of 91 for the first day of the new work week.
“It looks like beyond Monday, we’ll be into a hotter and drier pattern across North Texas,” Godwin said. “There’ll still probably be a daily chance for perhaps a stray, lone shower or thunderstorm, but those should be far and few in between with hot and dry dominating all next week.”